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​Women Respond To 'Manly' Things That Are Actually A Massive Turn Off

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​Women Respond To 'Manly' Things That Are Actually A Massive Turn Off

Women on Reddit are sharing examples of things seen as 'being manly', but are actually a massive turn-off - including bragging about being the alpha male and shying away from domestic duties.

Reddit user LavetaEspitia recently posed the question to other users, asking: "Girls, what do guys do that they think is 'being manly' but in reality is the furthest thing from it?"

This topic spawned thousands of responses, with discussions on everything from cooking and hygiene through to engine revving.

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One person kicked off a thread of conversation by offering: "Calling themselves an alpha."

Agreeing, someone else commented: "No man worth your time gives a f*** about 'alpha, beta' labels. We're grown adults not f***ing chimps. No Dave, I'm not gonna fight you for a woman's affection, she already knows you're a b***end."

Others talked about men who didn't like doing certain things for fear of 'girly' or 'feminine' associations, with one saying: "When guys won't do something because it's 'girly or feminine', or won't learn/refuse to do basic life skills like cooking or cleaning."

Another added: "Yup, 'I can't cook' is a lie. You won't cook, and you expect me to. Oh you can't 'clean good' either? So you had your mother picking up after you your entire life? Bye."

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A third said: "I knew someone who tried to hide the fact that he was having a severe allergic reaction because he previously told us that 'allergies are girly'. LOL, wut? Is it 'girly' to not want to die? We're going to the hospital."

Some discussed the importance of keeping oneself clean, with one user answering: "Not taking the time to care for their hygiene properly."

Agreeing, another person wrote: "Lack of hygiene. The Vikings were once criticized for being too well groomed, and therefore tempting to the ladies not of their culture. It's still true, a well maintained man can be just as masculine, if not more so. You don't have to be obsessed with grooming, but if you look good, smell fresh, and your hair isn't a greasy mess you'll be more pleasant to both sexes. I've met far too many men who didn't even know how to properly shower. Mainly because of some weird idea of masculinity as being opposite of self care, keeping parents from teaching their sons."

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Someone else said: "Trim your damn toenails."

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Then, of course, there are the people who love to show their supposed masculinity through their cars.

One person commented: "Revving your engine for a half hour straight."

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Another added: "Asking me out from your car window, no matter how nice the car. Similarly, revving engines - you might as well run around in circles screaming 'lOoK aT mE!' like a damn toddler. Edit: primarily meaning when dudes use this as a catcalling technique."

There were also mentions for 'spitting on the ground', 'douchebag frat boy stuff', 'pretending they don't have feelings' and 'berating other men who don't fit the traditional masculine image'.

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Topics: World News, News, Reddit

Jess Hardiman
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