Men and women have their quirks. So how do some of these lovable traits - like the sea of hair ties in the house, or grabbing his favorite hoodie and never returning it - register with guys? Men, because we're fair here Knowable, your turn to get read happens in the discussion following the list.
Saculu asked guys of Reddit: What are some weird things that almost every girl does but they don't realize?
Submissions have been edited for clarity, context, and profanity.
15. Hot sleepers.
Most of the girls I've been with complain about feeling cold all the time but when they are asleep it's like they go into oven self clean mode and I need to scooch away.
14. Clothing thieves.
Stealing my clothes. Every GF/FB ive ever had made off with at least 1 piece of my clothing.
Girls always know how to spot your fav shorts/hoodie/and t-shirt too. I wish they stole the stuff I don't wear...
13. Living in a sea of hair ties.
Touching one thing and suddenly 4 things disappear or leaving hair ties everywhere.
Hair ties have a life expectancy of one day, maybe two max.
12. There's a method to the madness.
When it's picture time they all strike a very specific pose. Usually it's subtle like a hand on the hip or a slight tilt of their head or something but it's automatic and kinda funny to see happen in real time.
The "one leg bent and the other leg straight" pose.
This is definitely hysterical but it isn't without purpose. I started paying attention to some of the things girls do when they take pictures and since I figured some of it out I both take better and appear better in pictures. For anyone interested I'll write what I know.
Some of the things I noticed for being photographed: Forcing out a laugh, even a fake one, makes your smile appear more genuine. The knee pops/squats/hands on hips indicate action of some sort, which makes the photo look a tiny bit less staged, so look like you could plausibly be doing or about to do something instead of waiting for a mugshot. Last, half of whether your smile looks genuine is because of what your eyes are doing, not your mouth, so smile with you eyes.
For taking photos: First, if you are somewhere dark, and using flash, grab someone who is not in the photo and have them shine a phone light down from above on your subjects. It softens the shadows from the flash. Second, if the main light is from behind your subjects, like the sun is behind them, get one of them to hold a phone light at their waist, a little in front. shining up on them. Suddenly you can see their faces AND the scenery.
Side note- Groups of girls (if you know them) love it when you pitch in to make their photo better, it's a really funny reaction. Like 8 girls just going "YAS F*CK YEAH I LOVE YOU" while also trying to cheese for the pic.
11. Back to the being cold thing...
Shower at near-boiling level temperatures.
My bf whenever I'm cold : "happens when women are too far from home"
Insinuating hell. He thinks he is hilarious. Every time.
10. Gotta get in there.
THE JEAN WIGGLE!
Jeans fit the waist but gotta do the wiggle to get them over the hips and booty
I do it to get it over my stomach fat.
I'm not "fat" (like at all) but god damn sometimes newly washed jeans need to stretch a bit before I feel like I'm in muffin top territory.
9. Who doesn't love a bargain?
Complimenting an item of clothing and then being immediately told how cheap it was and where it came from.
When someone says, "I like your dress," I want them to have a chance to get one too. So I say, "Thanks! It was only $20 at Target. And it has pockets!!" [pocket dance]
Or, if it came from a thrift shop, I tell them that. "Thanks! It was only $5 at a thrift shop. You know, the [shop] at [intersection] had a ton of cute dresses last time I went." I know they won't be able to get the same dress, but hopefully they can find something else good.
8. It was already like that.
Moving your things, forgetting they moved your things, then telling you they didn't move your things.
I bought us a second set of tweezers since she kept taking them to her car and leaving them in said car.
There are now currently two pairs of tweezers in her car. Cool.
Please find out how many tweezers your wife can squirrel away in her car, for the science.
7. Refused calories don't count.
Say no, they don't want any food/drink item that you offfered them, then proceed to eat half of yours.
Joey doesn't share food.
I have a good one:
Took a girl to the movies. At the concession stand I ask what she wants. She doesn't want anything. Are you sure? You can get anything you want. No, I don't want anything. Not even a drink, or something? No, I'm fine. So I grab a cherry coke and some buttered popcorn. In the car afterwards she's pissed at me because I drank my drink and ate my popcorn while she sat there and had nothing! And I was a jerk for getting buttered popcorn which she doesn't like.
6. Sorry ladies, it was you.
Try to pretend they didn't just fart.
You: Whats was that?
5. You know you're gonna eat it anyway.
Ranting about a particular food being too salty or sweet or oily, but proceeds to eat it.
Ugh this thing is SO unhealthy. why do these even make this? it should be banned.
Proceeds to eat the entire plate.
My aunt to a tee.
She visited us from overseas a couple of weeks ago and we took her to several restaurants for dinner. Every single meal we had with her, the conversation would go like this -
Mum - The food here is great! I'm really in the mood for (insert dish here)
Aunt - disapproving sniff The menu looks nice, but you can never tell how much butter/oil/salt they're putting into your meal at restaurants. I'll just have a salad.
- Proceeds to eat half of the food off everyone else's plate *
After dinner -
Aunt - That was SO unhealthy. I'll have to fast for three days now, otherwise I'll get so fat!
4. Don't we all?
Making weird serial killer smiley faces when they are texting the person they love.
3. You're sexy, own it.
Buys NEW sexy swimsuit for summer (or motivation to get in shape for summer). Never actually wears the new swimsuit even though it looks totally fine.
2. Cuz it's cute, duh.
Its not weird, but when you mention that a girls clothing has pockets, she often puts her hands in them and does a little dance to show them off. Its cute.
My son's GF wore a prom dress...WITH POCKETS. She pranced around on glittery stiletto heels with hands in pockets, just to prove she could.
1. You know you care, admit it.
Tells their partner they can pick a place to eat then says no to every place they pick.
My wife and I do the 3-2-1 method. One of us picks 3 things, then the other narrows it down to 2, and then then the other makes the final choice. We use it pretty much every day for almost anything you can think of.
I just explained the 3-2-1 method to my wife, and I asked her if she wanted to watch John Wick, 300, or Inglorious Bastards. Her response was "F*ck that bullsh*t."
Racism is an insidious, and unfortunately prevalent, force in all of our daily lives. Maybe we're on the receiving end of it, being treated differently and losing opportunities because of others' preconceived notions.
Or maybe we're on the other side of things. Even those who aren't actively racist or discriminatory still have to process the world through the filters of the things they've been told about people who are different.