Men find me intimidating
Think about it: how many times have you heard of or even seen first-hand a guy who’s basically looking for someone like his own mother. Think of what makes a good mother and how that would translate to a potential partner. She doesn’t shrink under stress because she can’t afford to.
she has other people—namely her kids—who are counting on her.
"David," she said to my father, "should we be worrying about her around boys?
Not because anybody is playing savior to anybody else, but because of the opposite: I know that in a healthy relationship there’s a sense of equality—better yet, a sense of complementarity.
And when I see someone with whom I want to be complementary—and I know I’m not quite there yet—that means I need to step up my game.
It’s in the way you hold yourself and interact with those around you. At this point, he’s just trying to downgrade how awesome you are. It’s petty and stupid, but some guys think this makes them look better. Do you suddenly feel like the exchange has turned into an escalating tennis match? Remember, the right ones stick around to learn who you really are.
You talk about a cool trip you took last weekend and he has to share one that’s even better. He’ll eventually embarrass the hell out of himself and his friends won’t let him live it down. Crystal Crowder Crystal Crowder is a freelance writer and blogger.
But from what I can tell, insecure women are attractive despite the fact they're insecure and not because of it.