But the intimidation factor should rapidly dissipateafter he starts talking to the woman in question," says Blake.
"If a guy uses intimidation as a reason to dump the woman, that's kind of crazy.
Does crushing it at the gym, climbing the ladder at work, and looking put together while doing it actually scare men off? I asked my boyfriend whether this is more of a convenient reason guys use to break off a budding relationship or a legitimate feeling they might have when dealing with a powerful woman.
He says it's the latter."A guy might absolutely feel like a woman is too attractive, too cool, too smart, or something along those lines.
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.
It’s an environment that breeds people to become coarse or cold emotionally in order to get to the next level.
After four years of dipping my toe into the dating pool, I’ve recently taken a full cannon ball plunge into the depths of the single scene.
Image source:i Stock He hints at "hanging out" and "chilling soon" and "doing something over the weekend," but won't actually make any concrete plans.
Chances are, he's trying to suss out how you feel about hanging out one-on-one without having to stick his neck out and actually ask you.
' I'm afraid you're too good for me so I'm dumping you?
' That guy must be really insecure, and worrying that because this girl is such a catch she's bound to dump him.
I asked many of my friends who often get the “he is just intimidated by you” line why they think they fit the mold of a hard-to-approach gal.