Some forums can only be seen by registered members.After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads. I see that mentioned a lot here, usually in regards to a guy not wanting to approach a woman.They asked their subjects to take a math test, then manipulated each man’s result to make it higher or lower than that of an actual woman sitting next to him.When the man’s score was higher than the woman’s, he was more likely to put his seat nearer to her and express romantic interest.Both single, they instinctively know not to talk about their jobs with any men who approach them. than he is and, again, he’d likely say yes, as was discovered in a recent study led by psychologist Lora Park at the State University of New York at Buffalo.When male volunteers were told that a hypothetical female classmate outscored them on a math or verbal test, the majority said they would prefer her as a romantic partner over a woman with a lower score. But Park and her colleagues—psychologist Paul Eastwick and Ariana Young, a doctoral student—pressed on.There’s nothing that guys love more than to throw around the word “intimidating” as an excuse for not making a move on someone.In fact, the archetype of guys being scared out of their minds of cool, powerful, self-assured women is basically the oldest one of all time– just ask Beyonce or Serena Williams–so, if you’ve ever been called intimidating, you’re in good company. Guys say “intimidating” like it’s a compliment, but the way it’s presented usually feels like a sort of cop-out, like a preemptive “It’s not me, it’s you” that doesn’t actually mean anything.
Her friend, Tina, is a computer programmer with a tattoo and an Ivy League degree.
I've been told by more than a handful of guys that I'm intimidating, but I think it's a crock. I'm quiet, soft-spoken for the most part, book-ish, and definitely on the shy/introverted side until I get to know someone well. I think some of it may have to do is if a woman shows a large amount of self confidence.
What exactly does it mean when a guy says he's intimidated by a woman? Some guys may see that as intimidating because that goes against the typical "fragile feminime" stereotype.
There are kind people out there- You had a mother- you don't need another. If you present yourself as confident, sure of yourself, and encounter an insecure guy, he is going to be intimidated by your relative greater amount of confidence with yourself. Even when I smile, they say my eyes tell that I know a lot, I know what I want, and am hardly a fool.
For years, my single friends and I consoled one another after breakups or blow-offs by employing reductive reasoning, repeating a misinformed, yet token girl power refrain: "He's probably just intimidated by you -- you're strong, smart and successful -- and that scares him." In the twenty-first century, women have come a long way.
By Maureen O'Connor The Wedding Planner.) Or maybe it was a self-fulfilling prophecy, like how I never feel bad about my beach body until I am instructed to think about my beach body.