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Men on Reddit seem terrible at relationships

Author's tweets uncover cringe-worthy anecdotes.


Siobhan Ball

Internet Culture

Posted on Jun 21, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 10:05 am CDT

Jessica Valenti, author and co-founder of website Feministing, noticed a troubling pattern on the Reddit relationship forums this week.

“Why is every Reddit relationship submission either from a dude who wants to break up with his gf because she only shaves 6 days a week or a girl trying to find a reason to stay with her bf who hoards rotting mouse carcasses,” she tweeted.

She may have a point. From illegal yoghurt man, who filled their apartment with rotting tubs of the stuff, to Power Point man, who thought a presentation on why her feelings were wrong would get his wife back into kink with him, the men of Reddit relationships seem to be a bit, um… off, shall we say.

Of course you do get the rare female nightmare on there, like the woman who was too vegan to allow an exterminator to get rid of their bedbugs, but for the most part, the women of Reddit relationships deserve better.

People have all sorts of theories as to why.

Mostly around the unfair double standards that women and men are held to in relationships and life in general.

Some people got a little stuck on the mouse carcass part, too.

There are also a disturbing number of men out there peeing into jars and out of windows. Seriously? Explain yourselves.

Valenti isn’t the only one to have noticed either.

The men of Reddit need to do better.


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*First Published: Jun 21, 2019, 8:17 pm CDT