One that frequently comes to my mind - talking casually to women who will suddenly and out of nowhere bring up their boyfriend in the conversation, like some sort of defense mechanism. Jesus christ, when every other sentence ends with "my boyfriend" and I only asked what they've been up to lately, it really grinds on my nerves. I don't hate anyone mentioning their boyfriend at all or anything, but there's a very clear line between casually mentioning something and obsessively reinforcing something. It's very obvious to me when I'm being treated as some sort of male on the prowl who could obviously be a threat and needs to be reminded his place. It's not like that happens constantly or anything, but often enough to really annoy me.
There's many counterexamples to that; for example a girl that I actually had a huge crush on about a year ago turned out not to be single, but was completely cool about the way she revealed that information or treated me otherwise. It was good for me to know in that situation, too. There's plenty of genuine ways and reasons why a significant other could be mentioned, and I certainly got no problem with those and would be entirely interested if it actually has to do with the subject of conversation at hand. But it really fucking drives me up the wall when I get those blatant signals in casual conversation for no reason other than the obvious lame one
I completely agree, it drives me nuts. A cute barista at a Starbucks had a nice necklace on. When I ordered a coffee, I smiled and said
"That's a nice neckla--
"THANKS, MY BOYFRIEND GOT IT FOR ME WHEN WE TOOK A VACATION TO THE BAHAMAS. THATS WERE HE PROPOSED."
It's like, wow you really think you need to hold up a sign? What do you think's gonna happen, I grab your hair and fuck you in the bathroom? Are you REALLY that scared?
Women hit on me all the time and I never say one word about any significant other I may or may not have. It's none of their business. It's casual flirting. When a guy likes your shoes, he isn't proposing.
bitches needa chill numsayn.