While it might seem that some beliefs of how women or men should behave have become less strict, or at least it would be nice to believe that as more and more people understand that various activities, jobs, hobbies, etc. aren’t just for men or women, sometimes these two genders tend to “surprise” each other with their behavior tendencies. Have you ever found yourself looking at someone while they do something weird and wondering what on earth is going on? Reddit user @u/Careful_Ride3205 decided to ask men online “What is something us women do that baffles you?” The question that received more than 23k upvotes revealed some funny, interesting, and perhaps unexpected answers. 

Some males revealed that sometimes they get annoyed when their female partners tell them something important when they can’t actually hear them, and that they have too many pillows for decoration. Others shared some funny things, such as women having a habit of dressing fashionably but being uncomfortable for the whole evening, or deciding to clean something they never cared about a few hours before a trip. Men on Reddit also gave some already-heard examples of women bathing in either boiling or freezing water or being mad at them because they did something bad in their dream. 

What are some of the things that you have noticed about women that baffle you? Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments down below! 

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#1

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group Get upset that you didn't chase hard enough after they rejected you. Multiple times I have had it come back to me that a girl actually wanted to go out with me, but she wanted me to "fight for her" and show some grand romantic gesture to win her over. Nah, girl. That's some creepy a*s s**t. Relationships are a 2-way street, not one person putting the other on a pedestal. If you say you are not interested but actually still want to go out, then you have to be the one to initiate it. I'm not going to waste my(or your) time fawning over you.

-Megrim- , Liza Summer Report

ItsJess
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This guy is correct and women who do this are a******s.

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#2

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group When a woman says she was into me a while back, but is not anymore because I didn't make a move when she was communicating her interest through extremely subtle and undetectable signals.

I can't read your mind. If you're interested, just tell me.

Nihlus-N7 , Hebert Santos Report

Bubbles and sparks
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This! You're an adult, no need to give signals, just tell what you feel, makes things more clear 😉

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#3

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group "What's wrong babe?"

"Nothing....."

"No really, something is obviously bothering you, just tell me baby."

"I said nothing..."

*Later that night you get a text:

"I can't believe you didn't even try to comfort me tonight. Something was obviously bothering me and you just went on like nothing was up, a*****e. I can't believe you"

vahodi5004 , Felipe Cespedes Report

SaneMinotaur (she/her)
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Tbh, this can be a sign of many things; I personally have always found it difficult to talk to a partner about how I'm feeling, but that's because everyone I've dated has been abusive. My husband is great though, thankfully, and it's a lot easier for me to open up to him, but it's been a long process.

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#4

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group Shave your eyebrows off just to pencil them back in.

SkynetGaz , Shiny Diamond Report

Bubbles and sparks
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The most stupid thing ever, I never understood why... It's unnatural, looks ridiculous and so, so fake... We get older and our eyebrows might lose some color, just take a browpencil or powder if it bothers you, but please.... don't shave to take them later. I never saw a woman looking natural with those.

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#5

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group When you’re ordering food and you ask if they want some, and they say no. And you ask if they are sure, cause you’re happy to buy them some, and they say no. And then they want just a bite of yours which turns into three bites and now you’re a jerk because you don’t want to share.

superdifficile , Nenad Stojkovic Report

Benita Valdez
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nope. I never say no to food; if I don't eat it right away I will later.

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#6

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group Pillows. Bed for two people needs eight pillows. Wtf? Why? Couch seats four. Twelve pillows. Guests come over. Move the pillows. Cleaning? Move the pillows. Straighten pillows. Fluff pillows. Complain pillows aren’t correct shade. Buy new pillows. Keep old pillows. Arrange pillows old and new. By shade, ruffle, design, thickness, softness, emotional attachment, place of purchase, vibe . . . It’s like a Dr. SUESS book of pillows.

Pong1975 , Alexander Zvir Report

Benita Valdez
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I need 4 pillows; head, between legs, crook of arm and my one dog requires a pillow but they get used every night. Yes my dog needs a pillow because he thinks he's royalty and will try to lay on one I'm using and push me off it if he doesn't have his own

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#7

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group "Would you still love me if I was an earthworm"

Why. Just why.

ButCanUdoDis_no , Antony Trivet Report

#8

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group Just because I’m mad about something doesn’t mean I’m mad at you.

Hern_Berferd , Inzmam Khan Report

Droid Mania
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1 month ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’ve had to explain this to men to. No, I’m not angry at you, just angry at the s****y situation at hand!

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#9

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group Being mad at me for something "I" did in your dreams.

2HGjudge , Andrea Piacquadio Report

Droid Mania
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What?! That’s just f*cking stupid and unfair! Who does this?!

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#10

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group Asking me what I’m thinking.

Saying nothing is the wrong answer, but giving a genuine answer, a.k.a I was just thinking about who would win in a fight between a Gorilla and three Baboons, and that’s far worse.

Just accept the nothing and let me be in peace then.

Funkymonk761 , Pavel Danilyuk Report

Benita Valdez
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I often have random thoughts. That's a tough call and I'd need details about how baboons work together to decide a winner. Also, I don't think I ever asked a guy what they were thinking about unless they looked upset in some way

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#11

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group Always baffles me just how much they share with their friends lol especially around sex. As someone who’s worked with a lot of women there’s a few times they had me straight blushing, and I’m far from a prude lol. They think guys always talk about sex but usually ours is limited to “yeah we hooked up, yeah it was good”

Moist_Veterinarian69 , SHVETS production Report

StrangeOne
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1 month ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This makes me uncomfortable. My sex life is my business and I don't want to hear the TMI of someone else's. I'd rather talk about what new planets have been discovered, any new species, which ones are endangered now, what funny thing your pet did, what happened on your vacation in another country, or what new foods you've tried.

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#12

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group Passive aggressiveness.

We notice things when we notice them. You got your haircut a day or two ago (we honestly don't know when), but when we say "Oh you got your hair cut!" you respond all pissy with "oh now you notice!" or "yeah two days ago!"

Learn this: Your pissy response does exactly the opposite you think it does.

We aren't going to "try harder" to notice and comment on things. We just learn that you are not appreciative of our recognition and, for fear of getting snapped at again, will just not say anything even if we notice something because who knows if it was "the right time frame to notice it in"

The correct response if your significant other pays you a compliment or notices something is with grace. Say thank you and show appreciation.

53-44-48 , Miguel Discart Report

Not A Panda
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sorry mate, but if it takes 2 days to notice that kind of stuff, you're not paying attention to your partner. That does not deserve a thank you OR appreciateion.

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#13

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group Buying things on sale and saying you saved 50 percent when you could have saved 100 percent by not buying it.

coconutfun , Mandy Goldberg Report

Benita Valdez
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Need to justify the purchase we didn't need but wanted.

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#14

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group Maybe just my wife, but wait until I’m just out of ear shot to start telling me important information. All I hear is Charlie Brown teacher noises.

patsfan007 , Ksenia Chernaya Report

Bubbles and sparks
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe next time wait a little longer and ask if that was it... Women usually have a multitask brain and in our head it's like a carnival sometimes... so maybe you could also see if you can lighten her headspace a little. However, on the of chance it might just be your wife 😉 Be an adult, ask the reasoning behind it, you might be surprised by the answer.

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#15

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group How they don’t dress for the occasion. They dress for the arrival. And then after 5 minutes they aren’t comfortable.

GreyThief , Rachel Claire Report

Kookamunga
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've noticed lots of folks don't dress for the weather, just the season. Just because it's April doesn't mean it won't be cold and you are in shorts and a halter top. Check the weather!

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#16

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group Your obsessions with popping pimples. I have had a couple of girlfriends (and my mom was the same) that loved doing that to me. I can't understand how that is not considered gross. 😅

gg_laverde , Polina Tankilevitch Report

#17

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group The signs, hints, signals all look like you’re just being nice and want to be friends. I can’t interpret your desires, just tell me

Coconut_Salad , RODNAE Productions Report

Some black giirrrrllll
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Noooooo. But some guys get delusional and think a girl is in love with them just bc of a smile or a text. From personal experience.

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#18

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group Speaking with subtext and implications. Girls think they're being obvious, but it's really difficult picking up on their attempts to communicate.

SuvenPan , Alex Green Report

Bubbles and sparks
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Then stop dating girls and start dating adult women, the ones that lived and know exactly how to communicate 😁

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#19

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group Think that "fight for me" is a valid approach

Hayabusa71 , Pixabay Report

Bubbles and sparks
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1 month ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nope, nobody has to fight for someone, the right one chooses to be with you.... All that "fight for" BS is so outdated. If you're adult enough to date, then you're adult enough to speak up. Mind you, this is all because we grew up with false modesty and misplaced shame... Parents nowadays could teach their offspring to stop playing games when it comes to relationships and just start being honest, it would save a lot of people a lot of heartache.

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#20

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group How much hair strands they lose per day. It's a lot.

SuvenPan , cottonbro studio Report

Trillian
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Guys lose the same amount, it just looks less when it's shorter

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#21

Asking me to do something and then proceed to follow me around and micromanage. If you knew how to do it, why didn’t you just do it

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Bubbles and sparks
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Tell them exactly that, then step away and leave her to it. I'm a woman and even I cringe at most of these posts.

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#22

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group Take whatever time you need to get ready whether it be 30 minutes or 3 hours, then rush us when we're about to leave to put our shoes on

Ohyeahimoverhereyeah , Ksenia Chernaya Report

Bubbles and sparks
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you play along with that game, it's your own fault. You don't hurry the woman, she's not entitled to hurry her man. Take your time, it's not a race or a contest.

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#23

When I don't understand something my wife says and I ask her to elaborate, she keeps repeating the same sentence over and over expecting me to understand it rather than explaining it.

I don't understand why...

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#24

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group Try to trick us into talking about all women as if they are a homogeneous group.

viceroy76 , THIS IS ZUN Report

SaneMinotaur (she/her)
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1 month ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't get this; I don't know any woman who tries tricking men into talking about women like this; can someone give an example?

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#25

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group Assume that men are mind readers and get mad when we’re not.

Wow, that took off. Hope I didn’t p**s anyone off, I know men do it too.

Thanks everyone for the upvotes and comments!

ramman403 , Kristina Paukshtite Report

Bubbles and sparks
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The women who assume that are just dumb, don't play along with that game, it will only get worse.

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#26

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group Acting like you're best friends with someone you hate. It doesn't baffle me (I understand the importance of saving face and keeping people on side) but I do find it quite disingenuous and contemptible.

SilasMarner77 , Helena Lopes Report

Nichole Harris
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Really? Cuz imma chick and it baffles me.....life's too short

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#27

Flirting with me “for fun” when she’s already seeing someone else.

Edit: Men definitely do this too. This isn’t a scathing critique of women.

Plenty of people of *all* gender identities can misinterpret friendliness as flirting— it’s natural to want to be worthy of romantic attention.

I’ve also probably unknowingly “flirted” with women and gave off the wrong vibe plenty of times. Multiple truths can in fact exist in the same reality.

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#28

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group The signs, it’s hard to know whether someone is hitting on you

Abstract_ExE , cottonbro studio Report

#29

30 Things Some Women Do That Men Still Find Puzzling, As Shared In This Online Group what are all the bottles of stuff in the bathroom and all around the shower? why do you need 300 different potions to clean yourself?

Mr_Mojo_Risin_83 , Lars Plougmann Report

AliJanx
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And yet you tell us we smell great , or that you love the way our hair smells, or that our skin is so soft....what do you THINK the potions are for? Certainly we can buy the non-stinky brands, but where's the fun in that?

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#30

Being seemingly oblivious to how many men are actually hitting on you and/or would be willing to sleep with you if you asked. No, Katy, that sweet dude who messages you every evening despite knowing you are in a relationship is not just being a cool friend. He's biding his time and testing the waters.

Rylonian Report

Potato
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Do they HAVE to acknowledge it, though? What do you expect them to do, assume every guy being nice wants to sleep with them and then yell at them for it?

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