When a guy comes across as a creep to the opposite sex, it’s never a good thing. More often than not, women will actively avoid a guy who act like a weirdo — but what exactly does that mean? Every woman has her own boundaries and thoughts on what constitutes alarming behavior, but most of us will be on the same page about these creepy things.
He sends off alarm bells in everyone he meets. If a guy makes a woman (or many women) uncomfortable or anxious for seemingly no reason, he’s creepy. Whether he stares too long or constantly gets in your personal space, it’s sending the message that you need to be in “fight or flight” mode, and that’s terrible.
He ignores social cues. Most people can tell when someone is uncomfortable around them, and they’ll try to adjust their behavior to make said person feel more at ease. A creepy person won’t care, or won’t be able to pick up on the cues at all. Even when they’re told to stop their behavior, they won’t. Ugh, it’s the worst.
He doesn’t take care of his personal hygiene. This one also goes back to the entire concept that creepy guys don’t seem to be in touch with what society requires of them. Bad bathing habits can make behavior that would be otherwise socially acceptable into a creepy act.
He doesn’t take “no” for an answer. Creepy people is that they are somehow trying to dominate others through their behavior. They might be pushing boundaries or by trying to intimidate through body language. Other times, it’s just an attitude they exude. Whatever the reason, creepy guys have a tendency of wanting to control people or force them to do things they don’t want to do. As a result, “no” is not something they’ll accept.
He has unrealistic expectations and entitlement ideas related to women. There’s something very creepy about people who naturally expect, or even demand, to have a significant other who’s way out of their league. There’s something even creepier about adult men who will throw tantrums if they don’t get what they want from women. When a person’s totally unrealistic about how people should react to their behavior, that person’s a creep.
He’s constantly peppering TMI into conversations. Spilling your guts is just as pleasant as it sounds, so why do it? Sharing too much information can make both men and women seem pretty creepy to others. After all, when you say something really messed up or gross, not many people will know how to react. As a result, a person who shares too much turns creepy pretty quickly.
He actively tries to freak people out. We’ve all met someone who likes to make other people uncomfortable for his own amusement. If you don’t think you’ve met one, then it was probably one of the many creepy trolls that peruse OKCupid or Tinder to send you unwanted penis pictures. When a guy does this, he’s trying to be creepy… and likely succeeding.
I’m a firm believer in listening to your gut. If someone’s vibe is creepy, you should avoid him. There’s a reason why he’s setting off your klaxons, and if you’re smart, you’ll stay away. Though most creepy guys are relatively harmless, you should never take any chances. It can end up very bad, very quickly with the wrong creep.
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