High-Maintenance Men, More Common Than You Think

Guys like to joke that women are extremely high-maintenance and bitchy. In some instances, this can certainly be true. I, for one, can be the biggest diva and bitch you’ll ever meet (depending on the circumstances), but I comfort myself in knowing that I’m not alone.

I personally feel that being a little high-maintenance is a trait that all of us have, we just vary in the degree to which we demonstrate this unfavorable trait. Because of this, I never take it to heart when someone tells me that I’m being too much of a diva -- especially a guy. They can joke all they want about how this tendency is specific to women, but we all know better.

A recent study is now supplementing this claim. 2,000 women were surveyed and it was found that half of them have had a boyfriend or husband who they’d consider to be high-maintenance (shocker). The study, which was conducted in Great Britain, found that 19 percent of women have had a partner who is “difficult to manage” and 75 percent of ladies dating high maintenance men worry about how much time it takes to keep their men happy.

The survey found that the boyfriends’ demanding behaviors included throwing tantrums when things didn't go their way, complaining when responses to emails and texts wasn't quick enough and wanting to hear their significant others say “I love you” multiple times a day.

Other common complaints girlfriends had of their men included: always being late, spending too much time on their appearance, refusing to wear anything but designer clothes and mandating that their phone calls were answered after a specific number of rings.

I’m sorry, is it just me, or do guys seem to not only be as high maintenance (if not more) as women, but also more insecure?

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