by Madame Noire
1. Rough and Dusty Hair
Just like the fellas like to see our heads looking right, so do we women. Now I’m not particular about a specific style. Whether you’re rocking a Caesar, locs down to your booty (Ooo) or a high top fade; I don’t care, but best believe that joint needs to be lookin’ right. Keeping your hair neat is very important to women. It’s hard to see a man’s fine factor if the hair on his head is lookin’ rough.
Brothas (and everyone in between) please keep that skin moisturized. You know how you like the softness of a woman’s skin? It’s no different for us. Of course we don’t expect you to be on our level but we also know that rubbing our skin against yours is not supposed to cause chaffing and irritation. This is a particular issue when it comes to the feet. I know quite a few men who just forgo the moisturizing process after they step out the shower. No baby, no! Ash is an equal opportunity ailment and you got to hit them heels just like we do.
You’ve probably begun to notice that a few things on this list refer to personal cleanliness. That’s not laziness on my part. I’m trying to break it down for y’all. For some reason, many men happily take a fukitol pill when it comes to hygiene. Yes you have to shower. No your feet shouldn’t smell like that. And please for the love of Gawd stop scratching yourself in public. Ugh!
4. Living in a Pig Sty
Ladies, has this ever happened to you? Baby boy takes you to his place to get something started and the second he opens the door you’re greeted by a rancid odor. Aight, maybe he hasn’t taken the garbage out, yet. You look past it. Then you get to his bedroom and there’s a month’s worth of dirty clothes on the floor, including streaked drawers. Wompity Womp Womp! His drawers will be the only ones on the floor because yours just dried up like the Sahara.
5. Micro Meat
Lawd forgive me because I know the poor man had no say in the size of his genitalia. But I have to be real. Hopefully we already love you by the time you reveal your small soldier otherwise it’s going to be a struggle. I wouldn’t suggest penile implants or anything like that but be prepared to step outside your comfort zone. Come with tools.
6. Excessive Hair/ No Manscaping
I’m not opposed to a lil chest hair…not at all. But if your stuff is starting to rival Wolverine… time to take care of that. The same applies for your nether regions. Be considerate! Pubes have a tendency to hold odors. Tidy up before you have guests over.
7. No Hometraining
Some of us call this chivalry. There is nothing more disgusting than a man who lets you walk on the outside of the street and lets doors slam in your face whenever you walk into a place together. Get it together, quickly.
You may have noticed this very same thing appeared on the men’s list as well. It certainly applies for women too. If I said no thank, told you I liked women, or ran, then I don’t want you! Sorry. Please leave me alone. And don’t call me out my name. I was a beautiful two seconds ago now I’m a Beyotch? Really, dude
9. No Ambitions
Looks can take you a long way but once a conversation gets going and we realize you have no goals whatsoever or you have goals but no concrete plan to achieve them then that’s an ultimate turn off. So done.
As women we ask ourselves questions about every man we consider giving the time of day. Could we see ourselves being with him for a minute, marrying him? We want to know if we decide to invest time and energy that you’re responsible. That you take care of your business, that you’ll be a blessing instead of just another burden in our lives. If you can’t ever seem to pay your bills but you have three flat screens in your Cadillac then it ain’t gon’ work!
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