Even if you have the best of intentions, there are still ways you're creeping out girls every day. Browse Reddit, and you'll see examples of all the ways you're being a creep to women. These commenters aren't just talking about ridiculous Tinder pickup lines. They're sharing stories about how guys creep out women daily when they're at work, school, getting lunch, or even simply crossing the street.
It's hard to recognize that your behavior can come off as creepy. Want to change your unwelcome ways? Start by listening to the women in your life, and think about how you want to be treated. It seems obvious to say, but women are people, so grant them the respect you want for yourself.
You Don't Listen When She Turns You Down
"Not respecting my 'no.' I don't need to justify why I'm not interested. I don't need to have a boyfriend for you to back off. I don't need to tell you why I'm dressed the way I'm dressed. Just NO. Respect my answer, I don't owe you anything. I don't mind people asking me for my number or asking me out as long as they are respectful when I tell them no. I respect the hell out of a man that can take rejection and not do a 180 and get invasive or rude. It makes me so uncomfortable to have to deal with these types of interactions."
You Literally Pick Her Up
"Being a petite person, men in bars seem to think it's funny to try and literally pick me up. They see it as a way of flirting. I see it as a way to get severely hurt if I'm dropped."
You Stand Too Close To Her
"If we're the only two people at the bus stop, there is no reason that you would need to stand directly next to me."
You Harass Her At Night
"A group of dudes started loudly catcalling me as I was walking to my car one night. They were yelling out relatively innocuous things ('Hey beautiful' and 'I like your dress') but we were on a dark side street, they were very drunk, and there were three of them, so I was terrified by the time I reached my car.
I get the impression that this is often the case with catcalling and a lot of public harassment – the guys probably mean well, but they have zero idea how scary it can be on the receiving end of it."