Through interviewing various people on relationships and observing people interact, coupled with my own experience of the dating dance, I’ve realized that there are some basic tendencies that cause a man to go running for the hills.
1. You act like a high-maintenance diva.
If you refer to yourself as a diva or a princess, remove those words from your vocabulary immediately. Feeling entitled, acting spoiled, and being impossible to please are not traits of a grown woman, they are signs of immaturity of a young girl. Act with grace, manners, and hold yourself on your own. A man’s job in a romantic dynamic is not to be your butler, bank account or your father.
2. You bring up the “What are we?” talk two weeks in.
Women like safety, control and knowing where they stand. Totally understandable. The problem is, while it may feel innate to secure a commitment the minute you have feelings for someone, having a contrived talk to determine the status of a budding romance just weeks in, is too much, too fast.
Avoid the tendency of trying to label things right away, and let things flow. Organically, the relationship will reach a point where both people feel the commitment level first, and then the “talk” can commence after that. But to have the “talk” before the feelings are there just to try and control the outcome puts unnecessary pressure on the situation.
3.You don’t have your own life going on = needy.
We’ve all done this before. We like a guy and suddenly our world revolves around him. Even if we play games of acting hard to get, putting a man as the center of your universe emits an energy of neediness and desperation- one that cannot be hidden, regardless of how you strategically wait to text back.
It’s attractive when a woman has her own full life – a career/passion, friends, hobbies, community… If a man fits into that life and complements it, great. But the man cannot ever be the center of your happiness, entertainment and community.
4. You put more energy into being pretty than being interesting.
While being pretty can surely get attention, unless you want a guy who just wants a trophy girlfriend, being pretty is not enough. Society and the media constantly reinforce the message that physical beauty makes up a large part of a woman’s worth. This causes many to focus on the packaging and not the content. Pretty fades. Real, authentic beauty radiates from the inside – it’s a mixture of confidence, self-respect, values, intelligence, heart and spirit. Relying on being pretty as your primary asset results in faux confidence. It’s not real and dissipates once the make up is off and the show is over.
5. You cannot carry a quality conversation.
You cannot build rapport by having a one-sided monologue or talking about clothes and gossip. Ask questions, and really listen to the answers. Connection requires lowering your defenses and showing vulnerability – it requires sharing. So give a little, and ask a lot. Try to take the conversation beyond the superficial small talk.
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16 Replies to “5 Reasons Why You’re Repelling Men”
This is exactly what I need to repel those guys I don’t like perfect.
That’s exactly what I was thinking! 🙂
Yes! Finally i’ll be able to keep them away!
Ok I don’t do any of the 5 thing you listed.
Can you tell us how you could not do it? I basically do half of each one. You mess with outfits and stuff sometimes, but most of the time you are fine with just wearing a sweatshirt. Also, what if someone you know acts perfectly according to these rules. She’s kind, interesting and she doesn’t care about how she looks. You know that she isn’t perfect, but she seems so in an imperfect way? I know that was weird, but…..
How about doing what comes off your ass? Most of the time, these women you are labelling as “needy” are just accomodating to meet someone new, in the same manner you’d do it with a new acquaintance that could potentially turn into a friend.
If I have to be a sociophatic in order for a man to date me, I don’t want to date him anyway.
NO sane person asks someone where they stand two weeks into getting to know someone… So what you are REALLY referring to is to being polite. What makes you think that being polite and trying to make time for someone new means someone has nothing going on with their lives?
A man who expects a woman to behave aloof is a HUGE red flag of a man who will be manipulative. His only intention here is to filter the women that respect themselves, value their time and are assertive, so that the ones that remain are the ones that understand that HE “leads” and he “has the power”.
I feel sorry for the author for SHE is the typical woman who would do as men please and will be a total doormat.
Instead of telling women how to not “repell” men, why don’t you tell men how to be better human beings?