Study: Women Hate Men Who Act Like Bitches

I found this interesting, so I thought I’d share.  The LA Times article I cite below is titled, “Happiness is overrated: It’s better to be right, study finds” – so you might be wondering why my headline is so radically different. Once you read the article, you’ll understand my headline.

The LA Times reports:

As part of an unusual experiment, the husband was instructed to “agree with his wife’s every opinion and request without complaint,” and to continue doing so “even if he believed the female participant was wrong,” according to a report on the research that was published Tuesday by the British Medical Journal…

…Both spouses were asked to rate their quality of life on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being the happiest) at the start of the experiment and again on Day 6. It’s not clear how long the experiment was intended to last, but it came to an abrupt halt on Day 12.

“By then the male participant found the female participant to be increasingly critical of everything he did,” the researchers reported. The husband couldn’t take it anymore, so he made his wife a cup of tea and told her what had been going on.

That led the researchers to terminate the study.

Over the 12 days of the experiment, the husband’s quality of life plummeted from a baseline score of 7 all the way down to 3. The wife started out at 8 and rose to 8.5 by Day 6. She had no desire to share her quality of life with the researchers on Day 12, according to the report.

Agreeing with everything a woman says, over a span of less than two weeks, will piss her off so much that she can’t even bring herself to tell you how pissed off she is.  – That’s pretty pissed off.

One thing to keep in mind here is how we raise our boys.  How many boys are raised in single parent homes by their moms?  How often do you think those mothers are going to tell their boys that they shouldn’t be agreeable with the women in their lives?  How many fathers act like bitches themselves?

Boys learn by observing their fathers.  If dad puts up with mom’s bullshit and never calls her out, is he doing his son any favors?  What kind of example is he setting for his son?  Women wonder where all the “good” men have gone.  I would argue that women have successfully turned western men into a pile of bitches.

Things I regularly observe men doing in relationships:

  • Approval seeking behavior. – NUMBER ONE ATTRACTION KILLER
  • Bragging, which is a sign of insecurity and a form of approval seeking.
  • Bending over backwards to please their girlfriend because they are afraid they might lose her if they don’t.
  • Letting the woman make most of the decisions in the relationship.
  • Permission seeking behavior.

If a guy is treating his girl as if he could never get another girl as good as her, she is eventually going to dump him.  She will lose all respect for him and end up just as pissed off as the woman in the study was.

  • Christian

    This wouldn’t work on my wife. She would just turn me into her dishes slave.

  • jaynice

    Awwww, as usual it turns out to be the wife’s, girlfriend’s or mother’s fault. What the hell would men do without women to blame all their faults and weaknesses on???

    • Elka

      One more example of public schools product that can not do something as basic as interpreting a text.

      And the old doctrine of victimization.

      Thankfully, people like you will not reproduce.

      • Chewbacca2000

        Lol no kidding. Nice call out.

  • PE_Carroll

    In my experience, husbands who engage in approval/permission seeking behavior do so to conceal, deflect, or distract from bad/disrespectful/cloddish behavior.

  • mulchman

    Ridiculous study.Of course the woman could tell the man was lying-the disconnect between his words and his posture, facial gestures and affect was causing her severe internal conflict, if only on a subconscious level. Unless he was a trained profession his duplicity would register.

    • Elka

      You dont understand the research. Please, read the text again. It is not difficult.

      • mulchman

        I read it again. The woman was subjected to a creepy and disorienting experience as her obviously pissed off husband faked agreement. I had a brother like that, it was living with the BTK killer. You know they will crack and get back at you someday….

    • Bill Sanders

      If his actions were causing her severe internal conflict, how come her happiness level increased to 8.5 by day 6?

  • nick

    No one likes anyone who acts like a bitch. I dont see how you surmised your outtake on this article. Seems like a waste of research money to me.

  • Soccertees

    why should we pay any attention to a study based on one data point (one couple)? why would a news organization pay attention to such a study?

  • http://vitaminDCouncil.org/ EinRand

    A Union of two minds wherein one either constantly capitulates or abstains from discourse ends in division. A man can drive and listen. These attributes are not mutually exclusive in a masculine man. Though the want of either should ‘piss off’ any woman worth her salt.

  • http://www.signal-7.com/ Andrew

    “I would argue that women have successfully turned western men into a pile of bitches.”
    lol

    • Chewbacca2000

      Not this one. My LADIES, appreciate the fact that I may open a door and pull out a chair, but that’s out of appreciation not a this for that or that I have to in order to keep her. Talk shit, i’ll call you on it and boot ya. Keep the drama between you and your girlfriends and we’re good to go. Act like a lady and an adult, and you’ll have my undivided attention and not just in the bed.

  • Phil Lawther

    sounds like a crock of shit

  • DrJay DrJay

    I disagree totally with this assessment. In fact, REAL MEN make life easier by often agreeing & overlooking many minor points that just aren’t important, in an attempt to keep the peace. This is why guys don’t care what colour the walls are (not pink), how many throw pillows there are (too many), whether we have sushi or a curry (as long as it’s post-coital).

    Now, acting like a bitch would be the opposite – being deliberately contrary & obtuse, arguing every single point & NEVER agreeing with the other person. Women would hate that FAR worse (even though they often act that way) because even men can’t stand that. Nobody wants to hang out with someone who constantly contradicts them just for fun.

    I think the author may have misunderstood the article, since the women were felling BETTER by Day 6 (from 8 to 8.5).

    • https://www.libertariannews.org/ Michael Suede

      Did you miss the part where by day 12 they were so pissed off at their husbands they couldn’t even give the researchers a number?

      • DrJay DrJay

        That sounded like his mis-guided assessment/conclusion from an article he misunderstood, not a fact of the study. My original points hold.

        • https://www.libertariannews.org/ Michael Suede

          LOL – misguided hey?

          “By then [day 12] the male participant found the female participant to be increasingly critical of everything he did,’ the researchers reported. The husband couldn’t take it anymore, so he made his wife a cup of tea and told her what had been going on.

          That led the researchers to terminate the study.”

          Sounds pretty straight forward to me.

          You know what I think is going on? I think that your ego is somehow invested in this story and this prohibits you from accepting reality.

  • Bailout Morebanks

    RE: the observations at the end, men often will “do anything to make the pain stop”. Similar to an enhanced interrogation subject. Don’t rock the boat and hope like hell this torture ends sooner rather than later!