20 things men didn’t know until they moved in with a woman

We all develop certain habits while living on our own. So moving in with a partner tends to shed new light on things, especially if that person is of the opposite sex.

Someone on Reddit decided to ask men what new thing they had learned once they moved in with a woman, and the answers ranged from mind-boggling to hilarious.

Here are 20 of our favorite answers:

1. There is a correct way to Thin Mint

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“Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies are meant to be consumed a full tube at one sitting. Here I was keeping mine in the fridge and eating just one or two cookies a week.”

2. The art of the “cupcake sandwich”

“I learned to rip a cupcake in half, flip the top of the cupcake with the frosting so you have a frosting sandwich.”

3. The art of self-care

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“I never knew it was acceptable to drink red wine and read a book in the bath for hours, leaving it inaccessible until she had finished.”

4. A shower is not just a shower

“Most women have 3 types of showers, depending on how much time we have or how dry/oily our hair is that particular day: just wash body wash body and hair wash body, wash hair, exfoliate, shave.”


5. You must protect “the good bra”

“That she owns only one truly GOOD BRA. There is only one and part of your duty as a man is to protect The Good Bra. If you are doing laundry, you must take the greatest of precautions to make sure it is properly cleaned, dried, and stored. God forbid The Good Bra ever turn up missing or in the wrong drawer. Ladies, why is there only one GOOD BRA?”


6. The eternal struggle

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“No matter how many bobby pins are in the house, there is always a need for more.”

7. Mind the drip

“When you’re done showering, you’re supposed to stay on the bath mat while you dry off, not walk around the apartment.”


And if you think that’s a strict rule, a Redditor named Quillric responded:

“According to my wife you aren’t even supposed to exit the shower until you’re almost dry.”

8. Hair, hair everywhere

“No matter how much you vacuum or sweep the floor, there will ALWAYS be hair on the floor.”

9. Comes with accessories

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“3 different shampoos and conditioners, tens of different lipsticks, 3 foundations, makeup brushes, contouring brushes, makeup remover, so many earrings, and accessories.
It’s not even like these were superficial/vain women. This is just the bare minimum of how they care for their appearance. Meanwhile, I’m buying my all-in-one body wash, deodorant and mouthwash and calling it done.”

10. Never forget

“They can’t remember if they have turned the hair straightener off, But can remember what you said 4 years ago.”

11. The reason you must put down the seat

“They fall in when the toilet seat is left up because since they don’t have to aim their pee, they will often pee in the dark without turning on the light.”

12. Don’t mess with the hair

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“When they do that hair thing with the towel, their hair is wound up in the towel. Don’t try to playfully knock it off or pull on it.”

13. Safety concerns

“I had never considered living on the ground floor could be a safety concern. Makes perfect sense though.”

14. Prepare to up the TP budget

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“48 rolls of Toilet Paper lasts me about 12-13 months. 48 rolls of Toilet Paper for the average woman I have lived with lasts about 2-3 months.”

15. It’s right where you left it

“There are times where I cannot find something, she will say “it’s right in front of your face.” I’ll say “where?” and she will magically pull it out of thin air from in front of me. This along with creating space has lead me to believe that she is a witch.”

16. Dressed to impress

“Women do NOT dress for your approval. They dress to impress other women. They also dress you to impress other women.”


17. Aspirational bananas

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“Bananas now go in the freezer when they get a bit black. To make banana bread. Then a year later you throw them away.”

18. The pocket problem

“They don’t have pockets.

When you think they have pockets, they are fakes that are an inch deep.

If by some miracle they do manage to find pockets for themselves, you better believe they are going to make a big deal out of it. Consider going ahead and making a cake, brownies, and/or buying ice cream.”

19. There’s so much variety

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“Soap comes in colors other than white, shapes other than rectangle, and scents other than non-scented.”


20. A house becomes a home

“I didn’t realize living with someone could be so fun and comfortable.”


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Source: Reddit – r/AskMen