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The toughest thing about having a girlfriend is constantly being made aware of all your fashion and grooming deficiencies. In her eyes, you're an abject slob who desperately needs a new wardrobe and a new look. Fact is, women care far more about the stupid little things than you ever will.
You snicker at how often your girlfriend gets manis and pedis, and how much she pays for them. You're perfectly happy to gnaw on your nails, or perhaps use some 75-cent clippers once a month. That disgusts her. Then again, it should probably disgust you too -- you're not an oil rig worker, so there's no justification for those mangled digits.
Men only use lotion for one reason, and it sure ain't to keep our skin soft. But your girlfriend is nagging you about how much she doesn't like to rub your dry skin. Better listen, unless you want to have a monogamous relationship with a bottle of Jergens.
3. Tucking in your shirt
Aside from weddings, funerals and the office, you don't see much reason to jam your shirt tightly down your pants. Yet your girlfriend insists that a loose, comfortably flowing shirt looks "sloppy." Now you're the guy constantly making sure the tail of his top isn't coming out the top of his khakis.
You can't wear your beloved vintage tees any more, as tucking them in would just look nerdy. So now you're wearing polos when it's warm, button-ups when it's chilly. You're starting to feel like a politician.
You buy jeans that fit, so why in the world do you need an overpriced strip of leather to hold them up? Because it looks stupid to have a tucked-in collared shirt with nothing to fill your pants' belt loops, according to your girlfriend. You'd get suspenders just to piss her off, but you have no clue how to even go about doing that. So you bow to her wishes...and then find out your belt has to match your shoes.
6. Dress shoes
Everything women do to make themselves look pretty is expensive, time-consuming and totally uncomfortable. So they want you to be on level footing...and nothing angers them more than watching you saunter around comfortably in some squishy Nike Airs while they struggle on six-inch stilts. Yep, you're getting a few pairs of stiff dress shoes to match your belts. The 86ing of your sneakers is the final death knell of your manhood.