10 Things Women Think Men Care About -- But They Don't
Spending a lot of time and money on nails is cool and all, but most men probably won't even notice them unless you point them out.
Ladies, there are a lot of things you can do to make yourself appealing to guys. Unfortunately for many of you, it's usually not the stuff you think it is. Believe it or not, most dudes aren't going to notice a lot of the little things that you think you're doing for them. To save you some time and energy, here's a list of 10 things (in no particular order) that the majority of heterosexual males couldn't care less about.
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10. The imperfection in your hair
Odds are, guys already think you take too long making your curly hair straight or your straight hair curly. You know that one little flat spot that you missed or the crinkle in your hair from where you pressed too hard with the flat iron? Yeah, no normal guy on Earth is going to notice that when they're talking to you, much less judge you for it.
9. Your nails
Let's be honest, outside of those guys who have a thing for feet, most men aren't even going to notice your fingers and toes as long as you're not missing any. Spending a fortune to get your nails done (or getting fake nails) might make you feel extra special and sparkly, but you can probably save your money if you think it'll help you find a guy.
This may be shocking, but guys aren't going to notice if you go with magenta instead of violet for your eyeshadow.
8. The brand of your clothes
The way you dress yourself can definitely determine what kinds of guys you attract, but the one thing that almost none of them will notice is whether your threads are designer. This counts double for shoes. Plus, do you really want the kind of guy who's most interested in the label on your clothes?
7. Little extra weight
Sorry Regina George, but those extra three pounds just aren't going to make much of a difference. That's not to say there aren't guys who discriminate based on size, but that half of a dress size you're trying to drop will probably go unnoticed by every man you run into.
6. The shade of lipstick/color of makeup
Now, it's not to say you shouldn't wear makeup, but you shouldn't worry a whole lot about exactly what color your makeup is. Not a whole lot of guys care how smokey your eyes are or whether your lipstick is pink or red, as long as you don't look like Alice Cooper or Courtney Love. Let's also throw eyelashes into this category. Don't bother buying fake ones or driving yourself crazy with mascara to make them look longer or fuller or whatever it is companies want to sell you on.
Just like you might not care about the score of his fantasy football game, a lot of guys aren't going to care about what's happening on Pretty Little Liars.
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5. Couple selfies
"Let's take a picture together so we'll always remember this awesome date!" is something almost no guy would ever say. Most guys don't mind taking selfies with you, but don't expect your man to be super excited about it. Some dudes love taking photos of themselves and will ask you to be a prop in them, but they're also probably the guys who are posting duckface selfies all over Instagram.
4. Cosmo-inspired sex tips
Dating and relationship magazines can have super awesome sex tips in them... if you're still in high school. Guys are generally pretty easy to please in bed, and magazines like Cosmo manage to terribly over-complicate things. When an article tells you to put a fork in the freezer and then rub it on your man's nipples, maybe check with him before just assuming he'll like that.
3. What happened on your favorite TV show
You know when a guy tries to explain to you the intricacies of something that happened in a sport you don't watch or a dumb action movie you never cared to see? That's how we feel every time you start telling us about who died in the finale of Pretty Little Liars or why the Bachelorette totally chose the wrong dude. It's not that we don't want you to watch those things, it's just that we don't care what happens in any of them. This is also applicable for movies, books, magazines, and celebrities.
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Ladies, eat what you want.
2. What you order for dinner
The only thing worse than taking forever to order off of a menu is not ordering anything at all. For a reason unbeknownst to males, some women are super self-conscious about what they eat in front of a guy. Unless you're a ridiculously sloppy eater who generally ends up with food all over your face and clothes, you're going to be pretty hard-pressed to find a guy who's displeased or intimidated by a girl who eats a burger instead of a salad.
1. Whom your friend is dating
Simply put, if we cared about whom your friend is dating, we'd be dating your friend. Unless your friend just started seeing Aaron Rodgers, Eminem, or Kevin Durant, we probably have little to no interest in what her new guy is like. Save the talk about each others' guys for when you're having drinks with your girlfriends, it's just not something we care about unless we're going to have to meet the guy in the very near future.
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