Turns out, men's image of what women are like when nobody’s watching is often very far from the truth. Well, blame it on TV and social media, but the reality is often very different.

And how could one better learn about the little female quirks nobody knows about than actually living with them? “What's something you didn't realize that women did until you lived with them?”, someone asked on AskReddit, sparking more than 4k entertaining and honestly hilarious comments.

Scroll down through the most entertaining eureka moments from men who lived with women and had their understanding of the world challenged big time, and get ready to cringe. Are guys really that clueless, you may wonder?

#1

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them Spend hours doing hair and make up and doesn't look all that different from when they started.

Also, don't ever say that . I learned the hard way .

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El muerto
Community Member
11 months ago

but then they'll ask...and there is only one right answer. "omg you look perfect!" or meet the "death ray" stare

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#2

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them I didnt realize women paid so much for bras until I got married and also ended up paying too much for bras as well.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
11 months ago

Women pay a lot for any women products!!

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#3

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them When you date a girl and you come to her place, everything is always clean and organized, but once you live with her you learn that she is as much of a slob as you are.

jenyad20 , Robert Bye Report

Woltax
Community Member
11 months ago

True. But don‘t dare to tell her.🙊

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#4

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them That women have magically regenerating hair. Otherwise my girlfriend should be bald judging by the amount of hair she leaves around the apartment.

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S. Tor Storm
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11 months ago

You lose about 100 strands per day, from a head of about 100.000

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#5

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them I never realized just how much blood comes out of a woman on her period until I walked in on a friend taking a shower...I honestly thought she was dying and bleeding out.

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
11 months ago

Yeah it's not just blood either. Lots of chunks/ clots too. It always made me laugh when on shows like CSI they would swab the tub drain, find blood and conclude it was murder. There is another really good explanation.

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#6

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them Steal my hoodies then complain when I stole her bras.

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Auntriarch
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11 months ago

Snort-laugh!

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#7

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them When it's time for her to go to bed, it's actually time for us to go to bed.

Smeckldorfthestrange , Lux Graves Report

Caro Caro
Community Member
11 months ago

Lots of women do this. I don't and have never understood why women think that the partners should go to bed when the women go to bed.

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#8

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them Women pee with a pressure hose.

I still get a little scared when I hear a girl have a good piss and it sounds like she's boring a hole through the toilet.

aegroti , Mitchell Orr Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

Is this guy standing behind doors listening women to pee? (Edit: i don't know what kind of doors you have in other countries but usually i cannot hear someone peeing unless the door is open...and i don't have a huge apartment)

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#9

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them Women use a lot of toilet paper, ALOT.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
11 months ago

Do we have to explain it again? Yes we pee and after we have to wipe and also we bleed!!! Helloooo!

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#10

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them My girlfriend of a year had naturally curly hair that she straightened every morning. Never had a clue.

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Aiste Pupinyte
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11 months ago

I bet she is beautiful with her natural hair..

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#11

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them My girlfriends burps are far more powerful than mine. I beat her in farts however.

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beastmachine.
Community Member
11 months ago

Win some lose some

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#12

Take scalding hot showers. It's like the only use the cold knob has is to hold the body scrubber thing.

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Sonja
Community Member
11 months ago

We are preparing ourselves for hell

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#13

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them That decorative pillows are a thing. You carefully choose and purchase them just so you can spend the rest of your life pushing them out of the way, and occasionally cleaning them.

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El muerto
Community Member
11 months ago

the stuff, all the cute little useless stuff. that has a perfect place and can never be moved without approval. the pillows have sometimes more rights that you

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#14

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them It took me a while to figure out that pads are stuck onto the panties as opposed to right on the vagina!

aurelieus , Annika Gordon Report

Fish Boden
Community Member
11 months ago

Vulva. Not vagina.

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#15

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them Get angry with me for what I did in her dream.

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Fish Boden
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11 months ago

Not women, just nutters.

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#16

When I was growing up, my (single) mum would always tell me 'Make sure you put the toilet seat down, your future wife will thank me.'

Second year of uni, was in a house share with two guys (me and another), two girls. I was genuinely shocked that the girls didn't put the toilet seat down. (Okay, so it turns out that there is a difference between the 'seat' and the 'lid'.)

Still, I always put the seat lid down - apart from anything else, when you flush when you're wearing shorts, you realise just how much spray there is...

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Vicky Z
Community Member
11 months ago

That's what's the lid is there for and i don't get why this is not common knowledge!

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#17

Different grades of tampons are for heavy or lighter flows, I could figure that.

But apparently wearing a super flow for a week instead of changing out for multiple lights is a good way to give yourself a bit of the ole toxic shock.

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Julie C Rose
Community Member
11 months ago

Yeah, you can’t leave them in for more than ~8 hours. Nothing happens if you go a bit longer, but leaving one in for multiple days is definitely dangerous.

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#18

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them I still don't know what she does with that weird rock thing in the shower.

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KJ
Community Member
11 months ago

Pumice stone?

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#19

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them I was about 19 or 20 when I learned women wipe after they pee. It's not that it didn't make sense to me, I just never had a reason to even consider it as a thing. So I was quite dumbfounded when I saw it happen.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
11 months ago

Honestly I don't understand why men don't! Watching men's underwear always with a small stain of pee on them after the toilet it's not sexy at all!!

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#20

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them Had no clue I loaded the dishwasher 'wrong.'

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KJ
Community Member
11 months ago

I can assure you this is not just something that annoys ladies.

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#21

I did not realize that women had to pluck the hair out on their nipples. I was shocked!

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Susie Elle
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11 months ago

We don't HAVE to. Some women just do.

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#22

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them I was ready for ‘decorative pillows’. I was ready for wall art.

I was NOT ready for bras everywhere the first time she did laundry after moving in.

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
11 months ago

I'm impressed she owns more than two bras. Those f*****s are insanely expensive.

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#23

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them When I first moved in with my girlfriend, I got yelled at for putting 'dirty' clothes with my clean ones. I was totally under the impression I could wear that shirt like two more times.

UnspoiledWalnut , Alejo Reinoso Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
11 months ago

Haven't you ever heard about "the chair"??? This is where you put the clothes that are too dirty to put in the closet and too clean to put for laundry!

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#24

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them Women shaving their bits. The first time I saw my girlfriend do this, I was immediately terrified, as if I knew a better way to do it.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
11 months ago

Shaving it's not the scariest! Imagine seeing waxing!

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#25

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them "You don't use those towels, they're for decoration"....For who??

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Auntriarch
Community Member
11 months ago

True. My mother would go mad if I used the guest towel. The result is that I now find it almost impossible to use a guest towel when I'm a grown up guest in someone's house

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#26

My wife poops 3 times a day and it only take like 30 sec! I poop once a day and it take a good 10 mins if not longer.

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rabbitsrabbit
Community Member
11 months ago

Believe diet has a lot to do with this. For me cups of green tea is the difference between a 1 long session and multiple short sessions.

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#27

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them Bobby pins and hair everywhere, suppose I will be okay if fallout happens

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Gareth Graham
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11 months ago

Yeah but only if you get the master level of ability

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#28

Maybe this is isolated, but how often she's in the bathroom for a pee. My mother and sister never had liquids run through them as quick as my fiance. Like, glass of water she has maybe an hour before needing to piss. It's tons of toilet paper and a bother on road trips.

Our roommate was also shocked that men "pee so loudly". I'm over 6 feet tall, I stand to pee, how the hell do you think I should pee silently?

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Vicky Z
Community Member
11 months ago

Sitting? And not spraying the whole bathroom maybe? Especially when you are tall!

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#29

30 Men Give Honest Answers To What They Didn't Know About Women Until They Started Living With Them Girls actually do that throw all your clothes on the bed thing that you see in sitcoms.

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
11 months ago

I certainly don't but that may be because of the cats who immediately materialize to shed all over any clean clothes placed on the bed

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#30

That my Sunday morning hangover after a big night out with the boys ( not a regular occurrence ) absolutely meant that the vacuuming had to be done throughout the house then and only then.

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
11 months ago

Um, that's not a "woman" thing. That's a "someone is mad at you" thing.

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