It can take time to feel comfortable around another person, especially when the person is of the opposite sex.
Women aren’t the only ones who sometimes feel awkward or uncomfortable around guys – guys can sometimes feel awkward around women as well.
Why would a guy be awkward around you?
There are many reasons why a guy may feel awkward around you, and the main reason could be because he’s attracted to you.
Guys sometimes feel inadequate and unsure of themselves, just as women do at times, and if a guy is attracted to you and he’s not sure if the feelings are reciprocated, he may always appear uncomfortable when you two are around each other.
There are ways to help him to feel more comfortable around you in most cases, and here is an overview of other facts about guys, dating, and more.
If a guy that you encounter frequently has been behaving awkwardly around you, you might want to try striking up a friendly conversation with him next time you see him.
His awkwardness can rub off on you and can cause you to feel equally as awkward around him, which you don’t want.
If you strike up a conversation, he should soon relax enough to at least start feeling more comfortable around you and, hopefully, even ask you out.
Unfortunately, there are always going to be guys who are attracted to you that you don’t feel the same about.
When a guy that you’re not attracted to asks you out, it forces you into a position where you’ll feel like the “bad guy” for rejecting him.
All you can do is be honest and gracefully decline the offer and thank him, which may not make the rejection any easier, but it’s certainly better than being unnecessarily rude.
Guys often feel a great deal of pressure when it comes to dating and asking a woman out, and by asking him out instead, you can alleviate that pressure for him.
This is a modern world of dating, so it’s perfectly fine for a woman to ask a guy out, as most people have deviated away from the old-fashioned way of believing that a man must ask out a woman.
There may still be some women who would never ask out a guy because of this antiquated way of thinking, but if a guy is interested in a woman, he usually musters up enough courage to ask her out.
It’s certainly okay for a woman to offer to pay for a date whether she asks out a guy or not.
While some guys will insist on paying for the date themselves, other guys might be quite impressed that a woman has asked them out and offered to pay for the date.
Another option could be to go “Dutch,” which is when you and the guy would pay for your own dinner or pay your own way wherever you go on your date.
Despite the fact that women have fought incredibly hard to be treated as equals, many women still expect the man to pay for dates, especially if he was the one who initiated the date.
While some couples do go on Dutch dates, it can often seem like more of a friendly date than a romantic one.
Many men like to pay for dates because it makes them feel “manly” and they want to impress the woman and make her feel special.
It doesn’t necessarily mean that a man is cheap because he suggests going Dutch on a date, but some guys might want to go Dutch on the first date in order to determine if the woman is worth him spending money on her during future dates.
Not all guys feel that it should be the man that automatically pays for the date, especially if a woman asks him out. But if he initiates the date, most women will find it a major turnoff for him to suggest she pay her own way.
Some guys aren’t necessarily awkward around a woman because they’re attracted to her – some guys are simply socially awkward in general.
Socially awkward people experience difficulty following social cues and norms and they’re extremely nervous in most social situations.
There are, however, ways to help a socially awkward boyfriend to become more “normal” in social situations through frequent instruction and practice. This is only possible if, of course, he is willing.
Some women like to play hard-to-get, so if a woman rejects a guy at the beginning, he may be determined to get her to change her mind, especially if he feels that she’s shown a slight interest in him.
However, if you truly are not interested in the guy in any way and you’re not interested in being pursued any longer, you need to tell him how you feel.
It’s still important to be gentle, however, as you don’t want to completely crush him and cause things to be awkward between the two of you in the future, especially if you work together or see each other often.
If you and a guy from work were a couple in the past but have since called things quits, then things may become pretty uncomfortable at work.
However, things don’t have to be awkward, especially if you keep things as amicable as possible.
Of course, he would have to be willing to be amicable as well, but if he refuses and you’re tired of feeling uncomfortable every time you encounter each other, you can either try sitting down and talking to him or consider finding a new job.
Gone are the days of dinner and a movie being an almost “automatic” first date for couples.
Nowadays, couples are becoming increasingly creative, so there really isn’t a “customary” first date.
While dinner and a movie continue to be the first date for many couples, some like to go to museums, amusement parks, arcades, skating rinks, and other exciting destinations.
This is certainly a matter of opinion, as well as the couple’s expectations, values, level of attraction, and more.
While some couples feel that the second date is acceptable for things to go to the next level, others may not feel comfortable becoming intimate until the 4th or 5th date.
You and the guy you’re dating will decide when the time is right for the two of you to have sex for the first time, and as long as you two agree, then there shouldn’t be any issues.
Not only is it not safe to go to a guy’s house for a first date unless the woman knows the guy already, but he likely has unsavory intentions and plans to get her into bed.
If a guy can’t take a woman out on a suitable date, then he may not be worth dating at all.
Even if he doesn’t have a lot of money to spend on a date, there are several inexpensive date ideas like parks, dollar movie theaters, and more.
Sometimes a woman is so attracted to a man that she ends up having sex with him on their first date.
This has happened on numerous occasions with many women, and it does not mean that a woman is a slut.
Women – like men – are only human, and if they act on their sexual urges on a first date, then they should not be considered sluts unless they frequently go from guy to guy doing the same thing. However, some women are just more sexually active than others, No one should be shamed for having a healthy, active sex life.
If two people are extremely attracted to each other and they both desire some kissing and fondling on their first date, then it’s certainly acceptable to do so.
There are no specific rules when it comes to dating, and couples are able to do whatever they desire to do on their first dates.
Even if a couple decides to go to Las Vegas and get married on their first date, while it would be quite impulsive and even flat-out crazy, it’s their business what they do on their date.
Many men and women have been on bad dates in the past, and some have even ditched the date because it was so bad.
As to whether sneaking away from a date is rude or not, it depends on the situation.
If the guy is behaving like a complete jerk and has been grabbing the woman and suggesting sex or behaving offensively in a different manner, then it likely wouldn’t be considered rude for her to ditch him.
Even if it is considered to be rude, who cares if she’s being rude to a guy who is behaving like a total pig?
It would definitely be weird for a woman to show up on a first date with a child unless she’s discussed it with her date in advance and he’s expecting the child.
Most women want to get to know a guy before they introduce him to their kids, but if the child is extremely young or the woman already knows the guy, then things shouldn’t be that strange.
Love and dating can be difficult for many people, especially those who have a tendency to experience extreme nervousness around the opposite sex.
If you find that a guy at work or school has begun behaving awkwardly around you when he didn’t behave that way initially, then he is likely attracted to you.
If you, too, find him attractive and you’re available, why not end the feelings of awkwardness for him and ask him out?