Every time you approach a new woman you’re risking rejection, which can feel awful. But if you’re finding that you’re constantly striking out with the ladies, you may be doing things that turn women off without even realizing it. Below are 10 things you could be doing right now that make women cringe.
1. Wearing too much cologne
While a nice-smelling cologne, after-shave or deodorant can be very sexy and really entice a female, too much of a good thing can spell disaster.
2. Being preoccupied with sex
Men who are preoccupied with sex are a huge turnoff because women want to be valued for things other than their bodies. Women do not want to feel as though sex is all that men want from them, and they definitely aren't impressed by how many other women you've slept with, or how much your last girlfriend liked your techniques.
3. Displaying poor grooming habits
Women are not generally attracted to men with inadequate grooming, to include smelling bad, having bad breath, unkempt fingernails and wearing wrinkled clothing.
4. Using lame pick-up lines
While most guys have the best intentions in mind when using pick-up lines, most women don't like them and the only things you can be assured of using these bad one-offs is making a bad first impression, a slap in the face and a drink on your shirt.
5. Giving insincere compliments
Women love compliments; however, those who have had enough experience with men trying to pick them up can spot insincerity quickly. If you make too many or too big a compliment, most women won't believe you and will wonder what your hidden agenda is.
6. Talking about your ex
Your first conversation on a date with a new woman should be fun and intriguing, not consumed with emotional baggage and especially not discussions about your ex. Women view men that can't stop talking about their ex non-stop as having unresolved frustrations and pent-up bitterness.
7. Being distracted by your cell phone
One of the biggest turn-offs among women is when their dates appear too distracted to pay any attention to them. When women find their dates fiddling with the mobile phone or constantly checking the watch, it either means that the man is bored or very rude. If you have taken the trouble of asking a woman out, then do have the courtesy to give her your attention.
8. Calling too often
If you want to run a woman off quickly, one of the best ways to do it is to overly call and leave her a slew of messages early in a relationship, especially when she hasn't returned any of your messages.
9. Displaying weird habits
Strange ticks, picking scabs, nail biting, mumbling, looking down, constantly licking your lips or displaying any other weird behaviors make you appear nervous and send women headed for the hills.
10. Being arrogant
Although most women love strong, confident men as previously discussed, talking too much about yourself could make you look narcissistic and lower her interest level.