As a man, there are a lot of things you should say to a woman if you like her, want to honor her and care for her. But if you do care for a woman, there are certain things you should never say.
11. “Are you pregnant?”
We could talk about how it may sound good in your mind before you say, but trust us, you’re making a huge mistake by pointing out a woman’s protruding belly. Women make complicated and introspective assessments of whether and when to reveal that they are pregnant. Even if it’s obvious, wait for the woman to mention it. Whether a woman is pregnant or not is none of your business.
10. “You’re not like the other girls.”
It sounds so flattering on the outside, but it’s really just a way of saying, “Hey, most girls are lame and you’re not. Good for you!” Most women don’t like putting other women down. A nice twist on this instead would be to say, “You’re not like anyone I’ve ever met before.”
9. “Are you done getting dressed yet?”
Women take getting dressed very seriously. Unless you want to hear constant nagging for the rest of your evening, simply accept that her getting ready will take a while.
Find something to do with your time that can be ended the moment she is done, because heaven forbid, you are playing a video game or something, and the instant she is done, you guys have to leave. Even though you just waited 30 minutes for her, she will not wait 5 minutes for you to save your game. That’s just how these things work, unfortunately…
8. “I didn’t know you were that smart.”
Once again, outside looking in, it sounds like a backwards compliment. Almost like, “you’re much smarter than I thought.” But even that is bad. Well, if you didn’t think she was smart to begin with, then what are you doing here with her? Unless you were looking to be with a woman dumber than you (which some men are). Is she supposed to be flattered that you were only interested in me for her looks or do you only date women who you don’t think have any substance at all? Either way, that comment is off.
7. “How are you still single?”
Women don’t like that question. There are so many reasons why women are single. If you’re saying this, then you might be buying into the extremely sexist idea that if a woman is single it’s because no man wants her. If she’s so beautiful/smart/amazing, then there must be something wrong with her, right? WRONG. But it is okay to make the logical assumption that she is…