CLEO Asks: What Do Guys Really Think Of Our Complaints?
It’s normal that you b***h and moan about stuff to your boyfriend (or even close guy friend). But how much grumbling is too much, and how do guys really feel about our complaints? Scroll through the gallery to find out.
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“There’s a difference between complaining about everything and complaining about one thing a lot. And if she complains about everything in an angry manner, I’d find it unbearable and I don’t think we can even be friends. However, if she’s actually aware that she rants about relatively inconsequential stuff, it can pass off as a cute and quirky trait.”
– Yong Kai En
“I honestly cannot tolerate people who complain a lot, let alone if it’s my own girlfriend. And if the complaints are about something new each time, I think I’d be more amazed than annoyed.”
– CLEO Bachelor 2017 Shawn Wong
“It really depends on the type of complaints and the frequency. If I had a girlfriend who complains about her work every single day but that doesn’t do anything to fix the issue, like not talking to her peers or superiors to find out what’s wrong or even finding out how to improve, I’d find it a turn-off . I doubt the relationship would last.”
– Jacob Tay
“It depends on the nature of the complaint. If it’s a petty gripe, I’ll roll my eyes and tell you to deal with it. But if it’s a serious matter, I’ll look into it. The gender of the person making the complaint doesn’t matter at all.”
– CLEO resident dude Syafi’i Ghazali
“When a girl complains a lot, there are only two possibilities: One, the girl really likes to ‘nag, or two, the guy is actually being insensitive with his actions. If I had a girlfriend who complains a lot, I’d always consider the second possibility first. I’d ask myself, ‘What did I do wrong this time to make her feel like this?’ If I didn’t think my actions were wrong and find her behaviour unreasonable, I’d try to have a heart-to-heart talk with her.”
– CLEO Bachelors 2018 Freshest Face winner Kelvin Ho
“I think it’s fine that people complain. I think it can be a good thing because I believe that venting your frustrations is better than just keeping it to yourself. If I had a girlfriend who complains a lot, the very first thing I’d do is to let her finish what she has to say. And when she’s had her say, I’d take the opportunity to remind her that even though some things in life may be bad, every cloud has a silver lining, and we should still be grateful for all the good things that we have been blessed with in life.”
– Winston Lumenta