Guys, Think Twice! 17 ‘Attractive’ Moves That Are Total Turn-Offs According to Women

It seems every part of the internet is stuffed to the brim with advice for what men should do to impress women, but what about the things you’ve got to avoid? Men, get ready for some hard truths as we look at 17 moves that are seriously not earning you any favors.

Overly Strong Cologne

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It’s best to aim for subtle hints that invite someone closer, rather than a smell that pushes everyone away. So, next time you’re gearing up for a night out, maybe just a dab behind the ears?

The Winking Gesture

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Gents, a slight wink might have been James Bond suave once upon a time, but these days, it can come across as a bit…outdated. So, try to keep those eyelids in check and go for a warm, genuine smile instead.

“Mansplaining”

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It’s a term that’s gained a lot of traction recently, and for a good reason. Women are out here running companies, doing spacewalks, and more. Communication is a two-way street; let’s ensure both sides are heard.

Excessive Flexing

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Alright, champ, we get it. You’ve been hitting the gym, and those muscles didn’t grow overnight. But the constant urge to flex every time there’s a reflection or a pair of eyes on you is a bit much.

Not Taking “No” for an Answer

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Nothing screams “I’m not in tune with your feelings” more than disregarding a clear “no”. Being persistent is commendable in many scenarios, say, chasing a dream job. However, in the world of romance and dating, it’s crucial to understand and respect boundaries.

Laughing Too Loudly

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While it might seem you’re just enthusiastic and jovial, making it sound like you’ve won the jackpot every single time can be a bit overwhelming. The key here is authenticity. Laugh genuinely, and it’ll be music to anyone’s ears.

Constant Hair Adjustments

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We get it; your hair is your crown. But if during an outing you’re more engaged with your hair than the actual conversation, she might be tempted to hand you a mirror or suggest a hair gel brand. Balance, dear friend, is crucial.

Having a Shoe Obsession

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Shoes can say a lot about a man! But if, during conversations, she knows more about the exact release date of your next sneaker than about your future aspirations, you might need to rethink your conversation topics.

Taking Too Many Selfies

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If every moment is paused for a selfie, the essence of living in the present is lost. Plus, she might be wondering if she’s on a date with you or with your phone’s front camera.

Calling Every Woman “Babe”

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Generalizations rarely go down well. Using a generic pet name for every woman makes it feel less special and more lazy. If she wanted to be just another nameless face in the crowd, she’d have gone to a busy supermarket, not a date.

Pretending to Listen

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Ladies are pretty intuitive. Casually “mmhm-ing” through her anecdotes, while your mind drifts to football, isn’t the smartest move. It’s essential to be present, genuinely listen, and engage in conversations.

Overuse of Pickup Lines

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Every now and then, a good old cheesy line can lighten the mood. But if your entire conversation strategy revolves around rehearsed lines from the 80s, it’s time for a revamp.

Exaggerating Achievements

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Pride in your accomplishments is fantastic. However, if the 5-pound fish you caught last summer suddenly rivals the Loch Ness Monster, she might start doubting other “facts” you share. A little humility goes a long way.

Copying Movie Gestures

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Sure, sliding across car hoods or mimicking iconic film moments might seem epic in your head, but in reality, life isn’t scripted Hollywood. You don’t want to end up with a hefty repair bill on your first date.

Too Many Accessories

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You don’t want to sound like a mobile wind chime or rival a disco ball, do you? Jewelry and accessories can elevate an outfit, but if every limb is jingling and reflecting light, it’s a tad excessive.

Speaking in the Third Person

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Trust us; she wants to know you, not your third-person alter ego. While it might sound royal to refer to oneself in the third person, in regular conversations, it’s a bit bizarre. Keeping conversations straightforward and personal is always the best route.

Checking Out Others

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This one is plain insulting. If during a date, your gaze is consistently wandering, she might feel a little more than undervalued. Remember, everyone wants to feel special and seen. So, let those wandering eyes take a break and focus on the moment.

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