23 Annoying things Girls Do When They’re Trying To Be Cute

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When it comes to acting flirty and cute and chill but not too chill and sweet and spicy and not “crazy” around a dude — it can be tough doing all of those mental gymnastics trying to figure it all out. We’re either trying too hard or not trying hard enough. That sh*t’s exhausting, y’all.

So what if I told you I had a list of things that dudes from the internet found to be excruciating when you actually thought you were just being cute? Oh, you’d laugh in my face and tell me to f*ck off because you’re not going to change for anyone?? K bye!

I get it — trying to live up to standards put forth by a patriarchal society is not very fun. But ladies — the next time I hear a girl dumb herself down or talk in a high-pitched baby voice or say that she’s “not like other girls,” I’m going to f*cking lose it. It turns out, dudes hate that sh*t as much I do too!

According to men, these are 23 of the most annoying things girls do when they’re trying to be cute:

Keep your hands off my fries, Becky, and order your own!!


My girlfriend thinks it’s cute to be indecisive. She’ll know what she wants to eat, but pretend for an hour that she doesn’t because it’s what girls are “supposed to do” to be cute. Look babe, you want pancakes, I know you want pancakes, you ALWAYS want pancakes, just TELL ME you want the damn pancakes.


Pretending to be stupid. Just. Why?


Indirectly asking for things. For example, saying “I’m so thirsty,” instead of “can you get me a glass of water?”


Borrowing my clothes and then losing my clothes. Lost an amazing sweatshirt I got overseas that I cant ever get again to a drunk girl who was cold. No, buying me a 10 dollar one from H&M isn’t the same thing.

Written by Laura McNairy

Laura is a freelance writer for TFLN. She likes to write about what she knows best — dating, sex, and being awkward, but usually in the opposite order. She is the Assistant Editor and videographer for Peach Fuzz, a sex-positive nudie magazine in ATX.