IT'S not always the huge issues that make women want to walk away from a relationship; sometimes it's the simple things that drive us up the wall, and make us consider, even fleetingly, how much better the single life, or another person, would be. After all, we think, there's no way a perfect guy could have disgusting habits, so why settle with a frog when a prince could still be out there?
Below are some of the male habits that made a few women seriously want to throw in the towel.
Marion R, in a relationship four years:
His farts can be heard half a mile down the road. And the worst thing is that he does not see anything wrong with this. As a matter of fact, he tells me that he passes wind around me because he is comfortable with me and feels he can let go and be himself. Sometimes I think he should go be around somebody else if farting is how he is going to show his level of comfort.
Janet C, married 11 years:
He makes embarrassing sounds when he eats. My husband claps his mouth when he eats and it used to annoy the hell out of me, especially when we went out. At one point I just would not eat out with him. But afterwards I just kind of started joking about it, and now it does not bother me so much anymore.
Judith J, in a relationship two years:
He belches after he pleases me. This is such a turn-off. He literally lets out loud belches like he's really eating food! The first time that happened I swore to myself that I would never let him do that to me again. But it's been two years now and we're still involved, so I guess the end result is better than the belching.
Natalie W, married five years:
His feet stink up the house. I can't remember if before we got married this was an issue, or if he just didn't take off his shoes around me, but all I know is that after we got married him foot did stink! Mi never know mi could survive that. I used to have to open up windows and doors and send him go bathroom same time. But for hours after, the house still used to smell.
Sharon W, in a relationship two years:
He snores like an old truck. Every time he would come over to my house I would make sure to find some excuse for him not to sleep there. He sounds bad, man. His snores keep me up straight through the night.
Althea S, married nine years:
He hawks and spits everywhere. Sometimes mi shame to go out with my husband because no matter how you talk to him about it, him still do it — hawk and spit anywhere him feel, whether in public, private, yard or abroad, it doesn't matter to him. Maybe that's why the marriage is so rocky. Sometimes I wonder how I could marry someone like that. It sicks my stomach.
Arlene S, married 13 years:
I love my husband, but he's annoying when it comes to drinking from the communal water bottle then just putting it back in the fridge. It's annoying because other people live in the house and anybody can come and ask for a drink of water. But I ended up labelling a bottle with his name so that he and everybody else know that it belongs to him and he's free to do what he wants with that one.