Too intimidating girls
If you know he’ll be at his favourite coffee place during his break, go and pick up a latte on your own, or in company of a friend you know will disappear in the ladies room when needed.
But, when it comes to guys not approaching us, it’s not always our fault. There is nothing wrong with being one of the strong personality women.What is important is that there are ways to fix it, and those ways do not involve nuclear science, girls!If you find that ‘am I intimidating’ question is way too often in your head, do something about it; for example, tone down your language, ask him for a favor, etc.So, when Sisera, a Canaanite military general under Jabin the King of Hazor — the enemy of the people of God — tried to seek refuge, he went to Heber’s tent, “for there was peace between Jabin the King of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite” (Judges ).But Sisera found Jael at the tent and started barking orders at her: “Give me a little water.” “Stand at the opening of the tent.” In response, “she went softly to him and drove the peg into his temple until it went down into the ground” (Judges ). She sent her hand to the tent peg and her right hand to the workmen’s mallet” (Judges , 26). When David set out to kill Nabal — the brash and brute man who embodied pure masculine folly — Nabal’s wife Abigail offered hundreds of fig cakes and loaves of bread and wine skins to David. “Then David sent and spoke to Abigail, to take her as his wife” (1 Samuel ).As Christians (and as humans), we feel very clever when we get to diagnose the cause and cure of singleness. And the answer must forever be, on the basis of Scripture, “May it never be.” Strong women are as vital as strong men to God’s purpose in the church. I can’t speak for Christian men everywhere, but I can speak for myself, and for many of the men in the Bible: Godliness is attractive to both men and women (Proverbs ).
“You’re too opinionated.” “You’re too boisterous.” “A woman should be small, quiet, and delicate.” Yet, it’s easy to forget in the midst of all our diagnosing: whether a woman is “intimidating” is a factor of male perception, not female personality. And often, godly femininity requires being strong, even intimidating. Jael’s husband Heber “had separated from the Kenites,” and “had pitched his tent as far away as the oak in Zaanannim, which is near Kedesh” (Judges ).
) and for the sake of staying away from such possibility, they would rather choose to not try anything at all. If that cute guy from the local store never gathers the courage to ask me out on a date in fear that I’ll just might say no, and I repeat the same thing (as if rejection isn’t enough I would have to face the dreadful fact that I should no more shop in that store) where will that bring us? But we both think that the other one is quite cute. This is, in a way, actually related to our previous point.
If there had ever been a tutorial on how to intimidate a guy, this must have been one of the steps covered.
Maybe I scared them, maybe they thought that I would be too much to handle.
Whatever the reason, I felt heartbroken and did question whether I was just "too much", whatever that really means.
And when approaching girls is in question, the situation can be even sillier.