Friday Faves: The Things We’ll Do For A Man….

When it comes to wooing the opposite sex, men have it easy. As far as I know, they approach you and whip out the pick-up line. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t.

Women on the other hand, play a whole different game. Sometimes it seems as if our entire existence is based on impressing a guy. And it’s exhausting. We don’t think about it often (or we argue that we’re doing these things for ourselves as much as for the men), but when you stop and take notice of all the things we do to woo the gentlemen, well, it’s absurd:

1. Padded Bras
Guys have been trained to like a nice set of boobs, and women have been trained to do anything to give them to them. Hell, that must be Victoria’s Secret. But push-up bras are often uncomfortable, expensive and so. effing. hard. to wash without totally ruining them. And yet we wear them. All the time. In fact, you’re probably wearing one right now.

2. High Heels
Although I do enjoy how I feel when I slip on some pumps and strut my shiz at the bar, I don’t enjoy the throbbing blisters that plague me. And they always plague me. But I wear those torture devices every weekend anyway, because while it would be far more comfortable, there’s nothing sexy to the campus boys about a pair of worn-in sweatpants and some flip flops.

3. Waiting to Respond
In a feeble attempt to seem mysterious/extremely busy/cool, girls will often wait to respond to a text or a phone call from a guy. Although realistically, we’re counting down every waking minute as we run through a million response options, asking our friends (again and again) which one would be the wittiest/cutest to send when the time is right. And then asking them when that time actually is so we don’t seem either pathetic or like we’re blowing them off.

4. Eating Salad (Instead of Something Tastier)
I love me a good burger, but I know I think twice before ordering one on a first date with a guy. We want guys to think we are dainty little things who eat like bunnies, not like frat boys, so we sacrifice our own culinary happiness. And only eat half. Then we go home and scarf down a bag of chips in the privacy of our own bedroom while dissecting the entire evening with our girlfriends.

5. Brazilians
Let’s be honest, we aren’t letting someone wax in there for our own benefit.

6. Playing the Jealousy Game
Even though he is the only man for us, we don’t want him to think he’s the only man who can have us. So we go out of our way to flirt with other guys and make sure he see’s it. It’ll make him want us more, right?

7. Pretending to Like His Music/TV Shows/Sports Team
To you, watching professional baseball is like watching paint dry. And you think Dave Matthews is the most over-rated songwriter on earth. And Indian food? You’d rather eat ramen noodles than even try some of that curry stuff. But once Mr. Right walks in, you’re chowing down on Na’an while studying the Yankees line-up with DMB playing in the background just so you can keep up the ruse.

Get it? Got it? Good. Want some more? Don’t worry, there are plenty more faves where this came from.



    1. Joyce says:

      1. Padded Bras
      You mean push up bras? I actually wear them for MY own benefit; I don't want saggy boobs!!!!

      2. High Heels
      Only wear them when I'm going out with a guy who's over 6'3"…and I'm 5'8"

      3. Waiting to Respond
      In the mean time, I'll be playing my Nintendo DS.

      4. Eating Salad (Instead of Something Tastier)
      I do not eat salads. Never!

      5. Brazilians
      Don't do that; I shave instead.

      6. Playing the Jealousy Game
      Not a good move.

      7. Pretending to Like His Music/TV Shows/Sports Team
      NEVER IN MY LIFE!!!!!!


      1. Hadrian says:

        The "love for anime/manga" line worries me, but the rest is spot on. I'll happily watch the females who match the staff article's routine, but her actions would immediately disqualify herself as relationship material.

        My girlfriend and I have next to no common interests.
        She doesn't feel a need to play games.
        She shaves down there when it irritates her, but nothing more.
        She makes me swoon inside every time we order the same cut of steak (medium instead of my rare).
        She initiates whenever she is interested in something, if I don't beat her to it.
        *sigh* She still wears freaking heels, but that gives me chances to practice massage so *shrug*.
        Very few of her bras are padded, and she most often wears sports bras (if one at all).

        My girlfriend is nearly the exact opposite of what the article describes, and I couldn't be any happier.

    2. shay says:

      shit joyce, calm down.
      i know so many girls who do this stuff. it's not like they just pulled it out of their asses

      1. Joyce says:

        OMG, really? No wonder they complain so much about guys being asses; they're a bunch of fakes!!!!!!

      2. Hadrian says:

        I'm just glad that the women I do not want in my life keep sharing tips with each other on how to alert me to their presence. It's a real time-saver.

    3. Ruby says:

      Joyce is being a bit over the top, but I agree with her sentiment. Sometimes college candy makes me feel like the least girly girl ever. I could shop until I died of exhaustion, and I love playing dress ups but…I don't really do anything solely to impress boys, because boys that I have to work that hard for probably aren't worth my time. Especially if I have to pretend to like their crappy taste in music and listen to the waffle on about sports.

      1. Joyce says:

        I don't think I overreacted; I'm being honest. Women spend so much time faking who they are, and when they show their true colors to a guy, the guy feels he's being played, and feels like he doesn't want to be with that woman anymore. Making yourself look good by grooming yourself is perfectly fine, but faking who you are to impress a guy is terrible. No wonder tons of women feel that men do not want commitment; they're not being true to themselves, and to the guy in question. As simple as that.

    4. Riko says:

      joyce doth protest too much

    5. Azra says:

      Are you actually doing it for him…or for yourselves?

      Most fellas won't mind a little hair especially since we would never get waxed ourselves cos that sh*t hurts too much.

      The whole heels thing is on you. Yes it looks good, but it is far from functional. In general, we hate hearing you b*tch about how your feel hurt like it's OUR fault. Look good, look classy, but giving yourselves sore feet is all you.

      Padded bras and body hugs look good on the outside. But when we unwrap our gift and find the goods to be different from what was advertised, we won't cry foul right there, but we'll definitely be thinking it.

      You hiding who you are is for your own benefit not ours, for the most part anyway. Both sexes do it, for instance, we clean up the first time you come over, after that, meh!

      About pretending to like what your partner likes, again, goes both ways. No one wants to feel like what they find important is worth sh*t in the other person's eyes…and you'll find that it's extremely rare to find someone who has the EXACT same likes and interests as you. Key is to be interested or at least tolerant but not go overboard

      From a dude's pov.

    6. ~Em~ says:

      I never understood the games people play to try and make people like them. Men or women. Life's too short to be someone you're not in order to catch a guy (or girl). If he can't appreciate you the way you are, he's not worth your time. If you do these things for you? Cool. But I don't see how #3, 6 or 7 could have any personal merit. Be yourself, be happy. Liars and fakes are just steps away from chancers and cheats.

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    8. CVO says:

      #6 is the stupidest thing a girl can do….anytime a girl has tried to do that with me its usually caused an argument and brought my interest level in her down a few notches.

    9. briana says:

      i think i'm more bother that you shave. shaving is terrible for your vagina… it comes in thicker, darker, and is much more susceptible to in-grown hairs

    10. Christina says:

      Christ, your life sounds miserable. You really go through life trying to please everyone and going through these silly games because you believe "that's what women do."

      "There’s nothing sexy to the campus boys about a pair of worn-in sweatpants and some flip flops." So these are the only two alternatives: looking like a slob or butchering your feet? How about you try wearing actual clothes? Ballerina flats with a skirt or skinny jeans, or boots. No one is forcing you to wear high heels.

    11. Katherine says:

      I know I'm a little late commenting but I just can't help myself.
      The last roommates that I lived with followed almost every part of this description, and I didn't/don't. One of them told me at one point "you're going to have to eventually start acting like a grown-up and wear high heels." (I would think that a grown-up would wear what's comfortable, or at least someone with common sense.) Anyway they worked SO HARD to impress guys and I didn't, yet when I moved out they were single and I was engaged (and I'm now married). We were all equally attractive I think, the difference was that they weren't being themselves.

      DON'T pretend to like things, just be ok with them liking it. For example, if you don't like sports, just let him go to games with his friends without you, he'll appreciate that you're letting him get stupid with his buddies and you won't have to sit through something you don't like. DON'T wear a padded bra, because the last thing a guy would want to find when he's stripping you down are boobs two sizes smaller than what he was imagining (do you really want to be a disappointment with your clothes off?). There are plenty of guys who don't mind or even like small boobs, stick with them! DON'T wear high heels if they hurt your feet. I see girls limping/walking funny out on dates all the time, it's not attractive and it makes you seem childish for wearing something so uncomfortable. And even if you can keep a straight face and not walk pigeon-toed, do you think the guy is going to like feet with blisters and corns all over them? The answer is no. DON'T play silly games. Guys are like you, they want to feel secure in their relationship. Why would they want to be with someone that they're worried might leave them for someone else? Only crazy people like that. I never ignored texts or phone calls, I answered when I was available (although I don't have to wait to think of something clever/witty, I suppose I'm just fortunate). And guess what? I had SHITLOADS of dates, with lots of different types of guys, so the theory of making them wait is invalid.

      If you disregard all of this advice, just know that any guy who wants a girl to do the things in this article is probably a real shitbag, and you should avoid him at all costs. (I thinkany normal guy would agree with me on that.) Stop being mean to yourself girls, you're HOT and AWESOME just the way you are!!!

    12. Diiego says:

      may remember Melorie & Art from their ualubofs Los Angeles engagement session. I knew from the first day I met these two that their Key West destination wedding was going to be

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