Women love to talk, but when it comes to listening, there are a few restrictions that need to be kept in mind.
In the dating world, most women have discovered an unfortunate pattern with the majority of men and the asinine phrases they use. If you’re seeking not to offend your date and want to improve your chances with women, avoid the following words and phrases.
1. “Is it that time of the month?”
Just because she’s annoyed with you for constantly leaving the toilet seat up or forgetting her birthday does not mean that she is PMSing. So unless she’s actually holding a box of tampons in her hand when you ask, don’t ask this question.
2. Cheesy pick-up lines
While most guys have the best intentions in mind when using pick-up lines, most women don’t like them and the only things you can be assured of using these bad one-offs is making a bad first impression, a slap in the face and a drink on your shirt.
3. “You’re really gaining weight!”
A woman’s weight is among the most delicate of conversational topics. If she’s put on a few pounds, don’t fool yourself that she doesn’t know that. She doesn’t need you to be a jerk and point it out.
This is the most hated word to the female ear because of the connotation of the word when used to describe her vagina along with its sleazy association with female desire.
Perhaps it’s derived from the term “panties in a wad” which women find extremely sexist. Or maybe the word “panties” makes women feel like they are being talked to like a little girl. Do not refer to them as her panties–call them lingerie or underwear.
6. Hey [gorgeous, baby, mama, boo, etc…]
Most women do not respond well to strangers who start off by calling them baby, gorgeous, beautiful, sexy, babe, dear, or any other condescending and objectifying terms that so many guys use on their initial contact.
7. “Do you like me?”
Using this phrase can shut a woman’s attraction switch off permanently. Asking a woman a question like this is the exact opposite of being confident. So don’t ask, just assume she likes you and go from there.
8. “My ex used to love it when I…”
You basically just admitted that you’re not over your ex, and you’re comparing every woman you meet to her. This is one of the most aggravating things you can do to a date, not to mention being a major turn off.