25 ‘Manly’ Things Guys Do That Are Actually Really Annoying

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Have you ever come across a bro named Chad who drives a souped up TRUCK and hates drinking anything other than Bud Light and the tears from the many other bros he’s beat up in order to prove his masculinity? Yeah — we all have. And they’re running around more rampant that I could ever imagine. Thanks Trump!

There are some things that men do that woman (and anyone, really) find absolutely repulsive. I’m talking about the fragile, toxic, straight up annoying facets of masculinity that insecure dudes keep perpetuating over and over and over again. It’s the guy at the bar who refuses to drink or eat anything “girly.” It’s the guy who hastily jumps into physical altercations, gets hurt, and refuses to go to the hospital. It’s the guy who won’t ever admit to being wrong when he most definitely is.

We all know that “not all men” are like that. But talk to any woman you know, and you’ll find that they’ve run into this specimen of dude-bro more times than they’d like to. So men — do us all a favor and stop bragging about how much money you make, how much you lift, and how much stronger you are than everyone else. Oh, and for fuck’s sake — NEVER get a bumper sticker that says “PANTY DROPPER.” Just don’t.

These are 25 of the most annoying things men do when trying to be “manly”:


Avoiding “girly” food and drinks. If eating a crepe threatens your manliness, your masculinity is too fragile!


I don’t know if it’s a Canada thing, but an awful lot of guys brag about how they can wear shorts in the winter. This is not an accomplishment.


Treating/talking about animals badly. It doesn’t make you look hard.


Bumper sticker on your truck that says ‘PANTY DROPPER.’


Whistling or honking at us. It’s not attractive or complimentary. It’s creepy.

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.