It's time to break up with your girlfriend. You know it, and all your friends know it. I mean, come on... if she wasn't so totally clueless, then she would know it, too. There are literally a hundred reasons for you to dump her. Okay, maybe I exaggerated. Maybe there are only 17. But either way, there are a lot of them. Even if you only have a few reasons on this list, you still should probably do it. Guys get hooked into relationships, and they don't leave. Often, it's because of fear of not finding someone else, and other times, it's just from laziness. Well, I'm here to tell you that you should not be afraid to dump your girlfriend.
In all honestly, why should you be afraid? I've had a ton of serious girlfriends, and I've dumped them all. If you have any sort of game at all, then it isn't going to be hard to find a new one. As a matter of fact, the one I've been with now is starting to show a lot of the below signs, and if she keeps it up, I'm going to be moving on. Don't be that guy trapped in a bad or even mediocre relationship. When it starts to get stale, then it's time for you to bail.
Here are 17 reasons you should break up with her.
17 When She Stops Trying to Impress You
A woman should always be acting in a way that she thinks will impress you. Now, I'm not saying she should always agree with you -- far from it. Sometimes, a woman who stands up for herself and argues can be a total turn on. What I'm saying is that as soon as she starts trolling around in sweatpants, laying on the couch and watching a ton of T.V. in front of you, and eating like a whole bag of potato chips in front of you, then you might want to start thinking about bailing. This is like a glimpse into the future. It sure as heck isn't going to get any better, and it's very likely to get much worse. Run when you can.
16 When She Disrespects You in Front of Other People
All right, so no relationship is perfect. You and your girlfriend are going to have fights, and when you do, things are going to get ugly. That's to be expected and is alright as long as they happen in private. When you two are alone, she can say anything she wants -- within reason anyway. But when you're out in public with her, there's no reason for her to make a fool of you in front of other people. This is a huge red flag. If she messes with you in front of your friends, people you work with, or even worse, your family, you need to break up with her as soon as possible. Respect is important in a relationship, and if she has none for you, then she needs to go.
15 When She Lets Her Body Go
I know, yeah, I'm so mean, blah, blah, blah. Listen, if you're going out with someone who's a total hardbody, and then after a year starts looking like she gained like 30 pounds, then dump her. But don't dump her because she's fat; dump her because she tricked you. This happens all the time. A woman will watch what she eats, go to the gym, not drink too much, all until she hooks up with you. Then, all of a sudden, she starts pounding down cheeseburgers and eating extra large pizzas. I mean, she already has you, so why does she need to bother to stay in shape? Well, she doesn't have you. She got sloppy, and you are out.
14 When She Talks Too Much About Her Sexual Past
Listen, do you really want to know about every single guy that your girlfriend has ever gone out with, or even worse, everyone that she's ever banged? It's one thing if she wants to tell you about the fact that some guy that just came into the bar is someone that she used to hang out with out of respect for you, but it's another entirely if she wants to give you a list. Personally, when I do that with a woman, I'm doing that for one of two reasons: I'm either trying to sound cool, or I'm trying to hurt her in some subtle way. Do you want to go out with someone trying to sound cool or trying to hurt you? I don't either.
13 You Keep Thinking About Sleeping With Other People
This is kind of a tricky one. Of course, you're going to want to bang other people. You're a man, aren't you? But if you just think about it and don't do it, that's more than cool, and honestly, even if you do cheat on her once or twice and don't get caught, that's fine too. Why should you break up with someone that you really like just because you ended up having sex with someone else? You shouldn't. But at some point, if all you ever do is think about cheating on her, or even if you do start cheating on her all the time, you probably should break up with her -- mostly because it's so much work to deceive long term. Just break up and be single.
12 When You Barely Do It Anymore
I hate this. I mean, I really totally hate this. With every single girlfriend I ever had, things started out like wildfire: we couldn't keep our hands off of each other and were just going at it totally constantly. This usually lasts 6 to 9 months, which is pretty much exactly the time that it takes to feel that one is in a real relationship, meaning that she has her hooks in you. Then, after a while, it slows down to a crawl, then it almost totally stops, and it almost gets awkward. When this happens, it's pretty much time to pull the plug. Is doing it all the time the most important thing in a relationship? Nope, but it does matter, and don't let her tell you differently.
11 When You Do It, But You Don't Enjoy It
You know when I said that thing about how sometimes when you do it with your girlfriend, and it feels awkward after a while? Well, sometimes, it feels awkward like that pretty much right away. I know it's harsh to say, but sometimes, women are not that good in bed, and yes, I know that applies to guys, too, but you know, women are awful way more often. If you're with one of these women who are totally awful in bed, then break up with her. It isn't going to get any better; in fact, it's going to get a whole lot worse. Sure, you might feel bad dumping her because she stinks in bed, but it can't be worse than staying with her.
10 When She Communicates With Too Many Dudes
This is just totally lame. I get that women are going to have guy friends. Okay, hang on... I don't get it, and you know why? Because I don't have women friends. There's one chick that's a good friend of my girlfriend that I like, and I even text her every once in a great while. But you know why I do? Because secretly I want to bang her. And that's why I don't have women friends: because I want to bang all of them that are attractive, and if they weren't attractive, then honestly, I probably wouldn't be interested in hanging out with them even as friends. Does that sound awful? Who cares? If she texts guys all the time, move on.
9 When She Hangs Out With Her Ex
This is a no go under any circumstances. I hang out with my ex right now. Do you know why? Because I enjoy her company more than my girlfriend, and I still kind of want to bang her. This is why everyone hangs out with an ex; there are no other reasons. It's one of two things: you either totally hate your ex and you never want to see her ever again, or you still hang out with her and you kind of keep the door open for getting back together with her. If your girlfriend is hanging out with her ex, then tell her to stop. If she gives you some story about how important he is as a friend, then dump her as soon as you can.
8 Her Habits Start Driving You Crazy
This might seem kind of surface, sort of like you shouldn't be so shallow, but let's face it: if your girlfriend has an irritating habit, it's going to drive you crazy. I once had a girlfriend who had a super awkward laugh. The whole thing really drove me totally insane. I also had a girlfriend that chewed really loud, and when I say really loud, I'm not joking. If you think that these things are bad at the beginning of your relationship, just give it a little bit of time; it's all going to get way worse. You don't deserve to be in a relationship where you're with someone who's totally driving you nuts, so what are you waiting for? Get out of it.
7 You Don't Enjoy Hanging Out With Her
Sometimes, it isn't even that hard to figure out that you need to dump someone. If you don't even enjoy hanging out with her, then it's totally time for you to bail. This kind of thing is not rocket science. It doesn't even matter if she's really hot. If you don't enjoy hanging out with her, then you have to dump her. A hot chick that you find boring might be fun for a while, but sooner or later, you're going to have to enjoy hanging out with her or you're going to lose your mind. Keep dumping hot chicks that you find boring, as well as chicks who are not hot but who are fun to hang out with. At some point, you'll find both. Until then, keep moving.
6 She Bores You When She Talks
A boring chick is not going to make it as a girlfriend with you long term. Sometimes, I've been with women whom I completely space out with pretty much the second they start talking. It isn't that I don't like her, it isn't that I don't think that she's pretty, or it isn't even that I don't think she's nice or super cool. Someone can be all of those things and still be really boring, and I'm sorry to say, you simply can't fix boring. You're either boring or you're not, and if you're bored now sitting next to her at the beginning of your relationship, what are you going to feel like when you've been with her for a long time? Dump her and move on.
5 You Keep Arguing
Arguing is no fun. I guess to some people it is, but those are people to be avoided under pretty much any circumstances. A little bit of fighting here and there is to be expected when you're in a relationship. Why wouldn't it be? It just shows that you care after all, and people have problems when they spend a lot of time together. But if you and your girlfriend are starting to fight all the time, or even regularly, meaning once a week or so, then you might as well just bail and get out. Life is too short to hang out with some chick that you're fighting with all the time. This is true even if the make-up sex is awesome.
4 She's Suspicious of You All the Time
This type of girlfriend is the absolute worst. Who wants to live or hang out with some chick who's acting like a private detective all the time? The thing is, with this type, it doesn't matter if you're the worst-behaved boyfriend in the world, or if you're the absolute best -- the same type of thing is going to go down. She's going to question you, go through your phone, try and read your emails, it goes on and on. Are you looking to hang out with a hot chick and have fun, or are you trying to hang out with someone that acts like Columbo? Kick this one to the curb as soon as you possibly can. Life is too short to deal with that.
3 You Aren't Her First Priority
Hey, I like it when my girlfriend goes out just as much as the next guy. I love being alone and doing my own thing as long as it isn't when I feel like hanging out with her. I want a woman in my life that puts me first, and if she doesn't do that, then she's on her way out. Does that sound selfish? Really? Maybe that does because it is. This may sound odd, but I'm in a relationship to make myself happy, not make someone else happy. There are a lot of people out there that want to be the leader in their relationship, and there are others that want to be followers. I know which one I want to be, and if I don't get that, then it's time to move on.
2 You're Only With Her Because You Don't Want To Be Single
There are a huge amount of cowards out there, people that are only in a relationship because they're afraid that they won't get anything better, or even worse, that they'll be single forever. I have almost no sympathy for these types of people at all. If you aren't happy in your relationship, then it's time to move on. This is the only life that you get. Do you really want to spend it with some chick that you're not really into just because you're worried about being alone? Of course, some of you are going to say yes to that, and if you're one of those people, you deserve what you get. If not, then you need to break up with her and go for it.
1 You Read This Whole Post
So here you are. You made it all the way to the end. Why is that? Were you looking to see how many things you didn't have on this list because you're in such a happy relationship? Or if you're a woman, were you looking to see whether or not you fit a lot of these things yourself? Or maybe you're a guy reading this, and as you did, you realized that your relationship is completely and totally awful. If so, you know what to to do. I've been talking about it for quite a while now. You need to break up with her and you need to do it fast. There are other women out there who are your future ex-girlfriends. Go find them.