7 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER SAY TO A WOMAN
Women are often victims of the worst kinds of verbal assaults, and in many cases, the attacker doesn’t even realize they’ve offended. Hurling any one of these phrases at a woman is likely to ruin her day, so pay close attention, and please do avoid them in the future.
1. WANT TO COME BACK TO MY PLACE?
Men are famous for being direct, and it often does not occur to them to present things more subtly when they share what’s on their minds. A man asking a woman if she wants to come to his place makes it pretty obvious that he is expecting something to happen. It’s best to be less direct about it and leave things more open-ended. Saying something like, “I’m having such a good time, I don’t want this night to end yet,” is going to be received a lot better, and will give her a chance to suggest going back to your place (or inviting you to hers!) if that’s what she wants to do.
2. ARE YOU ON YOUR PERIOD?
This one is worse if she’s actually on her period.
3. CALM DOWN
It might sound reasonable, but when you break it down, it’s not very constructive advice. Instead, think of something that can be done or said that might have a shot of actually calming her down. “Calm down,” is not it.
4. MY EX NEVER DID THIS.
Just start looking for a new woman.
5. YOUR SISTER IS SO HOT
You can pretty much replace “sister” with any reference to another female, but the key thing to remember for men is to keep your mouth shut about how other women look unless you are asked. And in that case, it’s best to tone things down no matter how hot the other woman is. You don’t have to be cliché and say something like, “She’s pretty, but not as hot as you,” although with some women that might be just what they want to hear.
6. ARE YOU GOING TO EAT ALL OF THAT
A guy could have several reasons for asking this question. He might be concerned that a woman will get fat, which is exactly how most women will take it. Even if it’s just out of genuine curiosity, or because he’s hoping she’ll share some of her food with him, it’s a much better idea for a guy to just go with something like, “That looks good,” if he has to say something about the food.
7. IT’S A GUY THING, YOU WON’T GET IT.
Men say so many things perfectly innocently that they don’t even think could result in hurt feelings or an angry reaction, but the male and female brains are quite different when it comes to these matters. A woman will probably take that statement as a put-down. A man may as well just say something like, “It’s a guy thing, and you are too stupid to understand it.”
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