I’ll say it: I’m one of the creepiest girls I know. I don’t mean to be—I just have a weird sense of humor (that my friends totally get!) and can’t quite grasp that what’s LOL to my girls is totally WTF to most boys I date. I’m also a total romantic and just an eensy bit dramatic—I blame you, Katherine Heigl movies!
Over the years I’ve learned to dial down the creepster factor and learned the hard way that certain things are MAJORLY weirding boys out. Read on and 1) don’t scream at me in the comments and call me a moron. Seriously stop doing that and get a life. And 2) Ask yourself if you or your BFFs are guilty of any of these kinda creepy moves—Taylor Swift, are you listening?
You Give Him a Nickname Too Soon
I happen to love it when people come up with cute pet names for me and I call my BF "lambface." Which he hates. In fact, every single guy I know lives in perpetual fear that a girl he’s dating will give him a nickname. To him, it means she’s trying to force intimacy and connection. And is there anything creepier than that?
You Are Taylor Swift
I’m into Taylor and Conor Kennedy’s romance, but buying a house next door to him after dating for a month? This is a creepy move on a grand scale and if they break up, she’s going to have a $4.9 million reminder of her failed romance. For the rest of us, you probably won’t be buying a mansion next to your love anytime soon, but take a lesson from Tay and give your dude some space.
You Show Up to Something He Didn’t Tell You About
Ohhh have I made this mistake! If a dude wants you at his game/show/ballet recital—aka he wants to show off in front of you—trust me he’ll let you know. But if he doesn’t mention it, there’s a reason.
You Try to Set Up His Friends
Another not-so-subtle way of forcing your bond. Whether or not you realize it, this is your way of strengthening your romance by establishing yourselves as the more stable couple, so stable in fact that you now turn your attention to finding love for others! He knows what you’re up to. Stop it.
Call Him “Daddy” in Bed
Remember how Paz de la Huerta's character in "Boardwalk Empire" would do this all the time on the show? GROSS. Or insist that he slap you across the face while you’re hooking up. I said this AS A JOKE one time and my boyfriend almost threw up he was so creeped out.
You Copy Him
Remember when Kim K. wore something OTHER than Kanye's clothing line? Me neither. Imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery—it’s the sincerest way to creep a guy the eff out. If you’re preppy and fall for an emo dude, stay preppy! Don’t automatically adopt his style/vocab/music taste/eating habits—that won’t endear him to you. Boys want to date an individual, not a mirror image. PS—this def goes for friends too!
You Have Some Serious Mood Swings
There’s a difference between dating a girl who’s exciting and fresh…and one who is bizarrely unpredictable. If you are laughing one minute and hysterically weeping the next, he’s not going to know what to do with you. And it won’t be long before he stops trying.
You’re REALLY Into a Certain Celebrity
You know who’s SUPER obsessed with celebs? Ten year olds. And you know what 10-year-olds don’t really do? Date. A fiery love for a famous person (to the point that people know you as “That chick who’s super into Niall”) will not get you dates. It will brand you as someone stuck in a phase of life where boyfriends and dating doesn’t yet exist. So keep your celeb crushes under wraps.Source: WENN
You Compliment Him More than He Compliments You
Gawd, I can hear you screeching at me in the comments already. I’m always heaping praise on my friends, because it has no bearing on how much they respect me. Boys, not so. They see a gushy girl as being spineless and fawning, two things which are the natural enemy of attraction. I’m not saying never stroke his ego, but make sure you’re getting your fair share of petting, too (actually, even more than him). G’head, screech away, my feminist little foxes…
Hang With His Friends…Without Him
Do you like it when people borrow your shoes without telling you? No? Well that’s how dudes feel about their bros. They belong to him, not you. I’m not saying he’s right about that, but arguing the point will only make him more convinced that you’re trying too hard to insert yourself into his life. Taylor, I know it’s tempting to bro around with Conor’s cousin Patrick Schwarzenegger but it’s a bad idea!
What do you think is creepy in relationships? Tell me in the comments!