5 Topics That Make Men Grumpy

You are carrying on a conversation as normal, but suddenly, you notice him sulking in front of you. Chances are that you brought up a topic that he doesn’t appreciate. Today, we asked 350 young, single men, aged between their late teens and late 20s, and compiled a list of conversation topics that they find most unpleasant.

  • 1. An endless heartbreak story from the past.

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    “I don’t know how to react. I don’t resonate with the story, but I can’t cut her off… I don’t know what she wants from me,” a confused man in his mid-20s shared. It was a difficult period in your life and no words are enough to describe how you felt. For him, however, you sound like a broken record and he doesn’t know what to do. If you want him to listen to your story of heartache, make it clear why you need him to listen to it. For example, saying, “I want you to help me get over my ex,” can at least let him feel like he has a purpose.

  • 2. Your standing in a popularity war.

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    A man in his early 20s mused, “I’m not sure if she just wants to brag, or…?” You take great pride in sharing with him how popular you are at work or school, but let’s face it - he’s not the least bit interested in your brag. If your intention is to make him jealous, then it’s more effective if he hears from people other than you.

  • 3. A story of a glorified ex-boyfriend.

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    “We were having a pleasant conversation, but one mention of her ex and I’m completely put off,” a young man in his late teens declared. Nothing is more rude or insensitive to bring up in front of your current boyfriend than your ex. Unless it’s an outrageously hilarious story (that you are sure your current boyfriend will find funny), you should keep your memory to yourself.

  • 4. Your experiences with far too many ex-boyfriends.

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    A befuddled man in his late 20s told us, “She actually gave me a number. I was like…what?! I’m not sure how I should process that information.” You may be okay talking about your past sexual encounters, but most men are turned off by it, especially if you have a lot of ex-boyfriends. Even when he asks you just to satisfy his curiosity, be vague and avoid answering the question.

  • 5. A shockingly vulgar and obscene joke.

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    “Don’t get me wrong, we all tell these jokes to our buddies, but I was taken aback to hear it from a woman,” a man in his early 20s divulged. They may be a bunch of hypocrites, but many men really do not like hearing dirty jokes told by women. Even at a drinking party, you should always refrain from making such jokes.

Published: November 29, 2018