This article exists as part of the online archive for HuffPost Australia, which closed in 2021.

12 Things Women Should Not Do When Dating, According To Men

When we’re trying to impress someone new, we all want to show off our best qualities, but it seems that the pressure of dating can often make us act completely unlike ourselves.

With everything from playing games, to dumbing ourselves down, men on Reddit have shared the things women think are endearing them to the opposite sex, but are actually a total turn off.

So come on people, let’s just stop doing these 12 things, shall we?

1. Playing games.

“The ‘I’m upset and walking away so you better come after me’ game which goes directly into the sequel called: ‘I looked back and you weren’t chasing me, why the fuck weren’t you chasing me?!’ game.”

2. Pretending to be sassy.

“Trying to be ‘sassy’. If it doesn’t come naturally to you (which is like 95% of women) it’s not funny, you’re just being a bitch.”


3. Presuming your partner is telepathic.

“Not telling me what you want and thinking I’ll guess the right thing.”


4. Eating nothing on a date.

“Not eating your food on a date. Years later I was told it ‘wasn’t cute’ to eat everything. Drove me up the f**king wall.”


5. Playing stupid.

“Pretend to be dumb. Make us carry the conversation. Respond slow to not look to eager.”


7. Making the conversation about yourself.

“Talking about yourself that leads to one-sided conversation where I’m the one asking questions and you do not even try to reciprocate. Maybe that’s just me for being an introvert.”

9. Stealing their clothes.

“Taking my glasses. I need those to see and they can be fucking expensive. If you do that to me the best case scenario is me irritated and blind, the worst case is broken glasses and a blind and pissed off me.”

Suggest a correction
This article exists as part of the online archive for HuffPost Australia. Certain site features have been disabled. If you have questions or concerns, please check our FAQ or contact