I would fail on all of those points.
Here's the "Good" Man's Guide for the modern woman:
The Good Manís Guide
* Her life is just as important as yours. I know that after a long day at work/school/the bar all you want to do is come home and complain about your coworker/hungover classmate/drunk, but you have to keep in mind that sheís had a rough day too. Donít gloss over when sheís trying to tell you about the things that are bothering her.
* Cleaning is your job, too. One of the hardest habits to break for many is the idea of traditional gender roles, i.e. a womanís place is barefoot and pregnant cooking dinner whilst running the vacuum. Admittedly, that example is a little (or a lot) extreme, but many men find themselves on the couch watching TV after dinner instead of helping their significant other clean up after dinner or even just doing regular household chores like cleaning the bathroom.
* She doesnít always want sex. Unless youíre a very lucky guy, chances are your lady friend does not want sex as often as you. Her job in life is not to please you, so keep that in mind at night.
* Donít greet her with complaints and problems. The first thing she wants to hear when you walk in the door is not how much you hate your life. Coming home with something positive to talk about, or even just listening for a while until you unwind, is a good way to set the tone for the evening.
* Donít expect her to be responsible for dinner. If your girl is the one who always takes care of dinner, it will likely be a nice relief some nights if she comes home to a ready meal. Try to take care of dinner an equal amount in the week, even if itís nothing fancy. If cooking isnít your strong suit, let her know that youíll be taking care of dinner for the night by grabbing some takeout. Afterwards, clean up the dishes and tell her to relax. Doing this should also set the tone for a peaceful evening.
* Donít question her judgment. Sometimes when a girl is complaining, she just wants to get something off her chest and move on. For the most part, itís better to take her side instead of questioning her reasons for being pissed. Even if you think sheís completely wrong, there are certain times that you have to know when to keep your mouth shut.
* Be honest. If something is bothering you about her, your day, or anything in general, donít let it build up inside. This is a good way to avoid having major fights when there doesnít need to be one. The longer you let something bother you, the more likely you are to let something little trigger a huge fight when there shouldnít have been one in the first place.
* The golden rule. Do unto her, as you would have her do unto you. Simple enough, and always a good rule to keep in mind.
It may seem like the guidelines Iíve pointed out in ďThe Good Manís GuideĒ are simple and easy to follow, but itís just as easy to get out of practice and have a good relationship go bad. One final thought to keep in mind is this:
A good man always knows his place.
SOURCE: Primer Magazine