|5 Subtle Female Signals That Men Are Clueless About|
When it comes to subtlety, men wouldn’t recognize it if it hits them on the head. This is probably why when it comes to dealing with the subtle hints a woman sends, guys are desperately clueless. Men want everything so straightforward that they look along the likes of a glaring neon sign announcing that the woman wants to sleep with them or that there’s nothing that would make her happier than to see them ran over by a train.
Be that as it may be, until men learn the art of interpreting subtle hints correctly and get better at communicating, here’s some help on how guys can decipher five subtle signals a woman might send that will completely go over a man’s head.
1. She looks at him; then looks away again.
The Subtle Message: She’s demurely saying, “I find you interesting.”
He Thinks: There’s something wrong with his face; something that she probably finds repulsive. Most men read the “looking away, looking again” glances as affront and instead of picking up the subtle hint of “I’m interested in you.” they end up turning away from a woman who truly finds them attractive.
2. Verbal innuendos.
The Subtle Message: She’s flirting and getting across the message with provocative, suggestive words.
He Thinks: She’s freaking him out with those weird words. Men regularly miss verbal innuendos from women because a guy’s idea of innuendo is something more obvious. Merely dropping veiled words won’t cut it. Women have got to be rather more explicit.
3. Flirtatious touches.
The Subtle Message: She’s making a pretext of touching him whenever she finds an excuse to do so; she’s flirting.
He Thinks: She’s flirting but he’s not sure and he’s unlikely to pick up the hint unless the woman gives him something a little more than a slight touch. Guys are sometimes so insensitive to subtlety that a few flirtatious attempts won’t make a dent, anymore than you can to solid rocks; those flirting touches can go right over their heads! But if she pursues it, he just might figure out what she’s getting at.
4. Feigning tiredness.
The Subtle Message: She’s saying, “Let’s leave the party and go home.” without offending the people around.
He Thinks: She wants to take a rest in the car even as he continues to enjoy the party. Guys will never get that a woman doesn’t want to be in a certain place unless she tells him pointblank. “Tired” to him means you need a rest and that can be “managed”. He won’t mind putting you in the car to sleep, either, while he goes on having a swell time. Yes, men can be very imperceptive.
5. Varied breakup jargon.
The Subtle Message: She’s not into you anymore but she wants you to save face, so she’s trying to be polite.
He Thinks: She still has some feelings left for me. The woman better be clear about her intents when she breaks up with a guy. Saying something like, “let’s take a break for a bit” or “take time off to figure out things” will be a mistake and tantamount to leading him on, as he’ll take that as a sign he can still have a shot at it. And men are known for their tenacity, so avoid giving him the wrong notion, no matter how unintentional it is on your part. To a man, it is always better to get dumped than be misled into thinking he has a fighting chance.
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