There are different reasons for annoying your partner. Maybe you want to take revenge for her own annoying antics, maybe you don’t know you’re doing it (although if you’re biting your toenails you’ve taken this excuse TOO FAR), or maybe it’s down to good old fashioned playground stuff – if you don’t wind her up enough how will she know how much you love her?? Perhaps you just want a really good argument. Everyone craves a good argument sometimes.
One study found that 72 per cent of women find their partner grating. So apparently men don’t find it too difficult and maybe this advice is redundant. But if you want to really push your partners’s buttons, here are some top tips that never, ever fail:
Leave the toilet seat up
It’s a pet hate of every woman when a bloke leaves the seat on the loo up. It’s not the biggest annoyance, but if you build it up over time it will get to her more and more. If you wee on the floor a bit that’ll help too.
Eat all her favourite things in the fridge
She doesn’t need made up stuff like ‘hummus’ and ‘cous cous’; what’s wrong with a sarnie and some crisps? Alright, I think what I really mean is, she doesn’t need all that stuff to herself. After all, sharing is caring! Get involved why don’t you? You can just replace anything you eat. Well you could, if you didn’t have your Annoying Boyfriend of the Year title to defend.
Lie about what happened on the stag night
Three out of four men lie about what really happened on the stag do – particularly when that stag do involves a trip to a strip club. This is guaranteed to really wind her up. Especially if there’s photographic evidence which proves you didn’t “just go for afternoon tea and scones” which you might have implied. Bear in mind, this is pretty much where the line is between annoying yet adorable, and just being a rubbish boyfriend who should probably be shown the door. So don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.
Call her the wrong name in bed
This is the king of bad boyfriend behaviour. It’s not just annoying; it’s get yer coat material. If you do make this ultimate mistake, the best advice I could give you would be to take the punishment you deserve and without a word of complaint – if you’re lucky maybe you’ll get another shot. But remember, they are no third chances on this one!
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