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By Chiara Atik for HowAboutWe

The following is a list of pet peeves that, while not break-up worthy necessarily, certainly don’t do a lot for a guy upfront.

1. Font

If you type in a Font that he  can’t read or if the Font you chose is not compatible on that new special someones device, that can be quite annoying and very unsexy :)

2. Emoticons

A face made up of punctuation marks is not suave, is not sexy, is certainly not articulate.

3. Exclamation Points

In terms of gender, the world is an unfair place. Women come off as bitches if they’re confident and forthcoming in the workplace. And men come off as effeminate if they wear scarves or use too many exclamation points.

4.Leaving Voicemails

Why make him dial in voice mail and listen to a 30 second ramble from you when the information could no doubt be more succinctly relayed via text?

And please don’t ever, ever, leave him a voicemail just to inform him that “you called,” and that you’ll “try me back later.”  He could have gathered as much from seeing your name under “Missed Calls”!

5. Calling Me, In General

Here are the people with whom I like to converse on the telephone: My Dad. My friend Molly. My Grandmother. Some relatives. That’s it.

Everyone else – everyone else! – communicates with me via text and GChat. Including my mother. So if we just started dating – or even worse, are not really dating, but rather setting up a date, do not not not call me and make me go through the slight panic of seeing your number flash across my screen, begging for my immediate attention, forcing me to excuse myself from wherever I am and go outside and talk to you when we could so easily do this via text message. And if you’re just calling to chat? We can do that on the date.

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