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. That doesn’t make it any less frustrating, though. Guys say “intimidating” like it’s almost 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.
This is not to say that you should feel the need to actually alter your personality just because someone finds you a little intimidating. Quite the opposite, actually–someone being intimidated by you is, as they say, a “personal problem.” But if you, for one, have heard the word “intimidating” one too many times, and notice that potential crushes tend to cower a little in your wake,you might want to check out these signs that your crush is actually intimidated by you, so you know what to look out for:
Do you feel like guys find you intimidating? What do you think the signs are? Let us know in the comments!
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