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People reveal 10 annoying things men need to stop doing if they don't want to stay single forever

From not maintaining hygiene to having no sense of humor, some annoying habits of men keep them away from scoring dates with the person they like.

People reveal 10 annoying things men need to stop doing if they don't want to stay single forever
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To men out there, if you are single then these might be the common reasons. 

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | FYMStudio

Have you looked at some of your guy friends and wondered why they can never go on a date? Or maybe, you are one of those men who can't seem to win the heart of the person they like because of peculiar reasons? If so, there are ample reasons that you don't realize are stopping you from changing your relationship status from single to dating or married. Many times, men are simply disrespectful while interacting with the opposite sex or they act plain sexist. Some do not care about personal hygiene, whereas, others have unrealistic expectations when it comes to finding a partner for themselves. u/NorthPengyyy asked people on Reddit: "What is something that other men do that makes you say, 'Yeah, they’re gonna be single forever'?" A lot of users, who either had a problematic male friend or encountered an individual with negative traits, dropped comments to prove there are a lot of things that men need to stop doing if they are not planning to stay single forever. Here are some of the best answers we have collected for you:

1.Having unrealistic expectations

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Andrea Piacquadio

Unrealistic expectations of a partner. I worked with a guy that basically everyone in the office would consider an incel simply based on his list of requirements. His bare minimum was that she had to be an 8/10 or higher. She has her own job making somewhat similar income as him. The job can't just be a regular job, it has to be an "ambitious career." In his eyes that's only STEM or a lawyer. She has to do all the interior housework like cooking and cleaning (he will cut grass and hire people for repairs). No tattoos of any kind, no piercings besides ear lobes. Has to be okay with at least 3 kids and she will do all childcare. He basically wanted a perfect slave. -u/Wiggity-Woop

2. Advising women on how to be desirable to men

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Yan Krukau

Loudly telling women how to be more desirable to men. Usually without provocation. -u/crowbag39. “You would be so much prettier if you smiled!” Yeah, I’m sure that’s true but if you didn’t notice you’re not very good at making me smile, my guy. I’ve been told by a few guys that I should take my eyebrow studs and my lip studs out to be more attractive and I always responded that I’m not trying to be attractive to guys like that. I like it, it’s for me, not them, and the guys I wanted to attract were the ones who didn’t want to change me to suit their own standards and liked me as I was (and I found exactly that type of guy). They should stick to dating women within their own style preferences because telling a girl “You would be so attractive if only you did this” is not going to get them a date. -u/TeeTheT-Rex 

3. Self-reflection helps 

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Lucas Pezeta

The biggest intentional change in my behavior growing up came when I was about 23 years old and watched The Office (both versions) for the first time- and was mortified to see a fair number of my own behaviors reflected back at me. That was a huge wake-up call. Yeah, it was very much a revelation that "Holy hell, I recognize that desperate, performative approval-and-validation-seeking and all this time I've had such an inflated opinion of myself vs. others that I've been assuming nobody else would see right through me." Those moments when Michael Scott's antics backfire, he's confronted with his idiocy and he just kind of freezes up before trying to pivot into a lame joke or movie quote. I'd never felt more exposed. "Coincidentally," this was right about the same time that I realized what my whole "being a libertarian" clown act was all about. -u/Lord_Dimwit_Flathead

4. Being an absolute creep

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I hung out with my male neighbor a few months ago after he approached me and asked me to hang out because he thought I seemed cool. The first night I met him he immediately started joking to me that he likes to eavesdrop on his neighbors and also thinks all women have fantasies about getting assaulted. That's not funny bro. I hadn’t ever really spoken to him outside of polite hello's and "how are you" before this happened. He was divorced. After spending about 2 hours with him I was like, no wonder his wife left him and he’s been single ever since. -u/juiceboxhero919

5. Making inappropriate remarks

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | RDNE Stock project

Make overt sexual remarks, at inappropriate times, to people they do not know well enough for that sort of banter. -u/whitneywestmoreland. I was at a friend’s party with my husband and daughter and ended up talking to this random guy. Turns out his son was just a year older than my daughter. He starts making cracks about his son “teaching my daughter a thing or two, ya know” wink wink. My daughter was 3. -u/Pypsy143. These are the same people that ask 4-year-olds if they've got a boyfriend or girlfriend. The same people who accuse toddlers of flirting with them. -u/Sue_Ridge_Here1

6. Bad sense of humor

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Andrea Piacquadio

There is one guy I know that I think will struggle, though. He's in his 20s and the only way he can entertain himself is by making loud fart noises with his mouth. I'll be sitting there chatting with another friend, and out of the blue, he'll just make this sloppy sound with his face and laugh off. And you know, I'm a simple guy. I laugh at good poop jokes. When someone has good timing with a fart, I laugh. But this guy literally cannot make a joke, he cannot tell a story, and he cannot enjoy a moment of silence without making fart noises. Just constantly. I'm debating removing him from our discord server that our IRL friends hang out in because he has nothing to say. It's just fart sounds. Non-stop. Fart sounds. -u/DIABLO258

7. Men need to maintain proper personal hygiene 

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Ash

It’s so important. I walked past a guy in the supermarket today, not really looking at him, nothing notable. We both stopped in the same section and I caught a whiff of clean smell (i.e., not heavy cologne or anything, just a mild scent, maybe of soap). I immediately felt aware of him in a different way and I was paying attention to this individual in a positive way. The way people smell is important, clean yourself and change your nasty socks. -u/paprikashi. Freshly showered men always catch my attention while out and about and get what I hope is a subtle look-over. -u/mnemonicer22.

8. Not acknowledging their own flaws

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Vera Arsic

Think their flaws are forgivable while the flaws of others aren’t. -u/probablynotaskrull. This is why communication is so important. It’s easy for me to judge you by your intentions if you make it clear to me what you intend (or did intend). If one can’t communicate this to their partner all that’s left is actions. Like I don’t care if my partner ends up making a mess or if they are able to apologize for a screw-up and explain a thought process. I probably won’t be happy if they do something I don’t like and never acknowledge anything went wrong. -u/Bear_Caulk

9. Stubborn fellows who claim to be the toughest

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Always trying to be the toughest man in any situation. I have one guy I know in mind and he claims to have no fears, could take anyone on, and is just an absolute incel. Reminds me of Cyrus from Trailer Park Boys, but worse and less funny. -u/no_lemom_no_melon. I used to have a friend like that. Didn't matter how wrong he was on a subject or how much his opinion differed from another, if you pushed it, he'd get to the point where he'd suggest a physical fight. He truly believed that winning would make him right even if his point was "Nelson Mandela was a white woman." If he got beat in a fight though, the other person was still wrong! -u/level 2MrBenzedrine

10. Being self-absorbed and sexist

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Tima Miroshnichenko

I have a coworker who has wonderful qualities that tell me that he will remain single forever. Extremely poor hygiene, to the point it lingers in whatever location he works in. Pathological liar about everything. Extremely sexist, and always berates on women he works with, unless he thinks they like him, then he gets really creepy. Uses every ounce of power behind his position at work (which isn’t much) in order to make coworkers “fear” him. An annual evaluation was due last month. He was lazy and didn’t do them. His excuse? “My troops were just such underperformers this year that I couldn’t even think of anything to put down”. His house is a biohazard. Not kidding the military had to call in special cleaners for his room when he left his last base, and I saw his apartment at this new location, it’s horrific. This guy is just functional enough to not get fired, but everyone collectively hates him. -u/paul_swimmer

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