20 Things Women Do But Men Don’t Understand (And That’s OK)

For the majority of guys, women are challenging to understand. They are constant enigmas. However, most do manage to accept the secret life of their gals, despite everything they will never understand. So, let’s go through the most common examples of men failing to understand the ladies.

Going to the toilet in groups

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Firstly, women feel safer in groups. But, when they are already in a group, they will start chitchatting, trying on each other’s lipsticks, and talking. A lot. Admit it: it is more fun than going to the toilet alone, especially if you want to share something about some guy nearby. 

Talking to best friends in great details

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Female bonding is painful to watch, most of the time. They will spend hours talking about a shade of nail polish, then switch to politics, only to end up talking about Harry Styles. Regardless of how important or silly it might seem, each topic will be analyzed in depth, including their love lives. Men need to understand that with a great gal comes at least one or two of her best friends. 

Taking time to get ready

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Some gals are ready in five minutes, others in five hours. It’s not about how much time they need to get out of the house but how much they do in that period of time. Hair, makeup, outfit, perfume, showering, manicure, pedicure, epilation,… Men do not have to understand all that, but they should respect that women are almost always ready to go the extra mile and look their best.

Gossiping for hours

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Women talk. It is not that women talk more, but men and women talk differently. Though it might annoy some guys, by gossiping about silly little things, they vent. Men talk more at work or about work, but women tend to talk more about their feelings, and if it involves some celebrity scandals, so be it.

Shoe-bag-clothes obsession

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Does one woman need 12 pairs of boots? No. But she wants to have them. Firstly, women see shopping as “me time” or bonding time with their man, or more likely, with their girlfriends. It is not about the things but the thrill of creating all the cute outfits and looking fab.

The need to control

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Men will never understand why women want to feel in control. They are cautious to the point of being called paranoid, but the world is not designed to be female-friendly. That’s what makes women grow up faster and act responsibly even when all they should do is relax. Women need control since they are always under control.

Knowing her “angles”

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When a woman is posing for a photo, which is never just one, she knows her angles. Guys usually make some faces, but most gals spend a reasonable amount of time discovering how to look like supermodels. It is the age of social media, and it’s playing tricks on people’s insecurities. Women are more affected because they do care more.

Saying, “It is okay”

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When a woman wants to change the subject, despite not being done with it, she will confirm that everything is fine. Men should know that this means she will bring up the topic again on her terms. She merely cannot deal with it at that moment. But, oh boy, she sure is not feeling okay.

Women’s love for romance and crime movies

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How can women enjoy actual crime podcasts and holiday romances back to back? The need for exploring genres comes from being able to connect with various characters. They are also more in tune with their emotions, so that might be the reason your girlfriend is a Dexter fan who also cannot wait for the next seasons of And Just Like That…

Trash-talking another woman

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Notice how women tend to talk badly about other women? It is not just insecurities. There are deeply rooted reasons why ladies dismiss other women. But keep in mind they also talk in detail about their romantic lives, shopping, and books, and you will see a pattern. It is not just that women enjoy trash-talking other women but are prone to going to greater depths.

Putting guys in the friend zone

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If a guy ends up in a friendzone, he won’t come out of it easily. Men do not get why women have to put people in boxes, and they are afraid of being friend-zoned. But women believe this organization is good for them, so perhaps let them be.


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To prove they were just as good as men, women started multitasking several decades ago and never stopped. Women also need more time in a day, so if your woman is cooking, talking on the phone, and painting her nails, all you should do is chuckle.

Taking half of their homes in their purses

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Unlike guys, who take their phones, keys, and credit cards, women, even though they might be wearing mini purses, will bring plenty, just in case. Women prefer to be ready, from lip-glosses, nail polish, tampons, and tissues to all their travel documents and spare earrings. What for? Well, for anything!

Period pain

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PMS and period pain are horrible. But how horrible? Well, that’s the thing, it is impossible to compare it because it depends on one’s body. Let’s say that some countries have two days off for women during their periods since the pain is too much to bear.

Why underwear costs as much as a whole suit

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While guys like to see the skin, women are usually obsessed with expensive lingerie. It is another thing that men struggle to understand: why spend the same amount of money on a lingerie set when you can get a whole dress for it? You’ll never know.

Why women hate “compliments”

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Most guys will not view whistling from a gal across the street as creepy. But women are wired differently, so catcalls are not compliments. In fact, they are mostly seen as a threat. Why? Perhaps centuries of harassment and abuse.

Spending and how women handle money

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While your woman will bring home food, buy stuff and pay bills on time, she might still need to figure out a concept of saving. Women spend more because that’s what society expects of them. While women are great spenders, they also learn numerous tricks, from couponing to knowing when the sales start at each store, so it’s not like they are irresponsible. They are differently wired.

Costly haircuts

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Hair, like skin, is related to age and vitality. Even the tiniest changes can make a woman feel better. A minor change means that a woman wants to refresh her look. A significant change implies she needs to take more control over her life. Men will never understand it, but it is not like women understand your fantasy football league.

Being original

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Men do not care if a guy standing next to them is wearing the same shirt. Women hate it! The ladies put greater effort into their outfits, so they want to feel unique, original, and irreplaceable. It might sound silly to a guy, but guys did not have to fight for the right to vote only decades ago.

Remembering everything

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Women tend to remember things in great detail for several reasons. Firstly, they are more sentimental, at least openly. Secondly, female brains access their memories faster than males. That is why your girl might still remember the fight you had in 2012.

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