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The 25 Biggest Male Turn-Offs


Ladies, we might know how to turn a man on, but do we know what turns him off?

While there’s no doubt your feminine wiles are powerful man magnets, there are things you do – things we all do – that turn men off big time. I dare you to type “biggest male turn-offs” into your search engine, and you’ll see there’s no shortage of information on the subject. If you’re anything like me, you’ll soon realize you’ve been turning off men since you started trying to turn them on. Eh, whatevs.

Check out 25 of the biggest male turn-offs after the jump; let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

  • Crying 1 of 25
    Shoot us while we're down! According to YourTango, when a man smells a woman's tears he becomes less attracted and sexually aroused by her. And here we thought it was the snot.
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  • Staking claim at his place 2 of 25
    Staking claim at his place
    Unless you're specifically invited to occupy a drawer, leave your scented candles at home.
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  • Friendships with your exes 3 of 25
    Friendships with your exes
    "He's a great guy, it just didn't work out," you say. The whole "really great guy" thing is the problem.
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  • Making plans for him 4 of 25
    Making plans for him
    Never make plans for him without checking first according to MSN Glo. (Note: Hacking into his calendar doesn't count as checking either.)
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  • Indecisiveness 5 of 25
    He doesn't care what color you dye your hair or which shoe looks better, just pick one and be done already, he's hungry.
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  • Mothering him 6 of 25
    Mothering him
    He loves you mothering him until he hates it. A little TLC is fine, but leave the mothering to the woman impossible to replace.
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  • Competitiveness 7 of 25
    A little healthy competition is fun, sexy even. But you're a sulky sultress every time you don't win, you're no fun to play with. Make love, not war.
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  • Being high maintenance 8 of 25
    Being high maintenance
    You might be Daddy's Little Girl but in a relationship you're supposed to be a grown ass woman.
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  • Telling his secrets 9 of 25
    Telling his secrets
    OK, there are "secrets" and then there are secrets. You know the difference, now shhh! MSN Glo suggests the loyalty and confidentiality we keep will encourage continued communication.
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  • Reading articles like this 10 of 25
    Reading articles like this
    Oh, how he hates it when you read generalizations about him. Mostly because he knows they're right.
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  • Hating his sports 11 of 25
    Hating his sports
    If sports are his religion, let him have them without distraction. If you really want to know the rules of the game, ask him to explain when there's not a game on.
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  • Being a little girl 12 of 25
    Being a little girl
    A bedroom filled with Sanrio is not sexy. I repeat, not sexy.
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  • Flakiness 13 of 25
    Perpetual lateness and putting yourself before others is an unattractive quality. eHarmony.com went so far as to say flakiness gives off the impression that he's a temporary fixture in your life.
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  • Wearing too much makeup 14 of 25
    Wearing too much makeup
    Unless you're a high fashion model or a drag queen, he thinks less is more.
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  • Acting like you know better 15 of 25
    Acting like you know better
    Stop judging his friends and family. He likes them, even if you don't.
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  • Nagging 16 of 25
    What do you mean constant nagging isn't a turn-on? We don't understand.
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  • Drama 17 of 25
    Sister, put down the frying pan. Take a walk, shop, eat, cry, or whatever you have to do to keep your special brand of crazy on the DL.
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  • Talking too much during sex 18 of 25
    Talking too much during sex
    Don't ask him what he's thinking (you don't want to know), and don't talk about the kids (he doesn't want to know, at least not right then anyway).
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  • Giving ultimatums 19 of 25
    Giving ultimatums
    Strong-arm a man into marriage and he'll strong-arm you into the land of resentment according to Shy Magazine.
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  • Making jokes at his expense 20 of 25
    Making jokes at his expense
    A playful jab is probably OK when made in good spirit to the proper audience, but tread lightly.
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  • Being a boring bedfellow 21 of 25
    Being a boring bedfellow
    He's more than willing to put in the work, but he doesn't want you to just lay there. At least pretend you want to be there.
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  • Playing therapist 22 of 25
    Playing therapist
    He knows you took Psych 101 in college because you told him a dozen times. Now just listen.
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  • Drinking like a minor 23 of 25
    Drinking like a minor
    He came to party, not to babysit. Shy Magazine says once a lady gets sloppy, all bets are off.
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  • Trying to change him 24 of 25
    Trying to change him
    We're all works in progress. Respect the man he is and the man he'll become even without your interference.
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  • Having bad hygiene 25 of 25
    Having bad hygiene
    This is where both sexes meet on a united front. Take care of yourself, and not only when things start getting funky.
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For even more male turn-offs, check out MSN Glo, YourTango, and eHarmony.

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