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10 Ways You’re Intimidating To Guys And Why You Should Be Proud

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You probably don’t strive to come off as intimidating towards potential partners, but if it happens, it might not be a bad thing. After all, it’s not your problem if guys are threatened by a woman who knows what she wants and how to get it. Here are a few ways that you freak guys out and why it’s actually a sign that you’re a total badass that other women aspire to be.

You know what you want from your relationships.

You don’t ask what men are looking for from a relationship in order to tailor your own needs to fit theirs. You go on a first date knowing why you’re there and what you’re hoping to find in the other person, and you prefer to tell them what you’re looking for sooner rather than later. Unfortunately, because this is a new experience for a lot of guys, some of them are intimidated by it.

You don’t defer to their wishes.
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Compromise is a necessary part of any successful relationship, but complete forfeiture is not. You have no interest in abandoning what you need simply to make a guy’s life easier. You recognize that betraying yourself is far worse than losing a partner who is demonstrably not right for you, and you are prepared to stick up for yourself no matter how uncomfortable it makes the other person.

You put your career above new relationships. 
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You fall in love just as hard as the next hopeless romantic, but you also have goals outside of your personal life. Your job is extremely important to you, and it takes a while before a relationship will take priority. If a guy you’ve been seeing for a few weeks can’t understand why you’re too busy to go out on a Tuesday night, you have no problem ditching him. You have bigger goals.

You have experience with dating.
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You don’t try to hide the fact that you’ve been with other people. You don’t pretend to be sexually innocent, nor do you try to justify your dating history. This can make men uncomfortable if they feel that you might be more experienced than they are, or that you’ve been with guys who are more attractive. Luckily for you, you recognize that it’s not your job to make them feel any more desirable than you find them to be.

You’re comfortable being single.
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Nothing makes an insecure guy more uncomfortable than a woman who doesn’t need him. You approach dates with a positive attitude but are never worried about what happens if you’re not into the person. The idea of being single isn’t a daunting or unappealing prospect. You actually love being on your own. You’ll only have a partner if he adds to your already happily single existence.

You put your friends before your romantic partners.
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Your friends are in your life for longer than most of your partners. Boyfriends come and go, but your inner circle of friends can last a lifetime. You don’t think it’s strange to prioritize your friends over your boyfriends. To you, it’s a logical and authentic instinct. Some guys find this intimidating because they would feel much more comfortable if you dropped everything and let your life revolve around them, but you’re not swayed. You know who your people are, and you put them first.

You have boundaries.
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No matter how much you like a person, you have certain requirements for your relationships that you will not change for anyone. For example, you might need more alone time than the other person wants, or you might have different ideas about how you share your relationship with others. Your boundaries are firm, even if it means the end of a relationship.

You have standards.
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You’re willing to give people a try, and even a second chance sometimes. But you do have a limit. You’re clear about when a person falls below you’re standards, and this clarity allows you to act decisively and quickly. Some guys are freaked out by this because it means you’re immune to manipulation and they are therefore can’t persuade you to compromise your standards for them.

You ask them out on dates sometimes.
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Even guys who think of themselves as being progressive on gender stereotypes are thrown off when a woman asks them out. It’s not a part of their game plan, and they’ve never been in that situation until you put them there. They may feel like they’ve been put on the spot, or like you’ve taken away their autonomy. If this is the case, you did the world a favor by giving them a reality check about what it’s like to be in a woman’s shoes.

You don’t try to impress them.
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A lot of people are so anxious about whether or not their date will find them attractive that they do everything they can to flatter the person. This includes laughing at every joke, being enthusiastic about all their hobbies, and pretending to have seen their favorite movie. Most guys love this because it makes them feel important and interesting. But you’re not the kind of person who’s desperate to impress, because you know that being yourself is enough.

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How To Be Mysterious And Leave Him Wanting More

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When you first start dating a guy, you want to beguile them without coming on too strong. How do you do that? Is it really possible to balance creating plenty of intrigue without showing your cards too soon? It is, but it means being thoughtful about how you manage the situation and not letting the excitement of a possible new relationship overwhelm you. Here’s how to be mysterious in love, at least for a little while.

Leave some things to his imagination.

Getting flirty in person or via text can be a lot of fun and really build up the sexual tension, but you don’t have to go all the way and say every last thing that’s on your mind. In order to be mysterious, you should hint at what’s on your mind and what you’re thinking about without spelling it out word for word. Let him imagine what’s in your head and see how much excitement it leads to.

Don’t always be available when he reaches out.
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If he’s really into you, he’ll make it a priority to get in touch with you regularly. That’s sweet and bodes well for a future relationship, but it also doesn’t mean you have to be at his beck and call from the get-go. If you want to be (or at least seem) mysterious, don’t always jump the second he messages you or asks you to hang out. I’m not saying to play games and pretend you don’t want to see him when you do, just keep things nice and chill. After all, you have a busy, full life anyway, right? This shouldn’t be that hard.

Reveal yourself and your life to him layer by layer.
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When you really connect with a guy, the overwhelming urge to basically spill your guts and reveal your life story can be overwhelming. Resist the urge. Instead, let him get to know you and the things that make you who you are little by little. Make him work to uncover all the special things that have created the woman he wants to date.

Don’t settle into too much of a schedule.
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This is one of the easiest ways to be mysterious. Be spontaneous! If he thinks you always go to the gym on a Saturday or you eat at the same pizza place every Friday night, switch things up. Never become too routine, but instead keep things interesting by switching it up every now and then.

Listen more than you speak.
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At the end of the day, the best way to create a little mystery is to talk a bit less than you speak. You don’t always need to be talking and in fact, listening can help you get to know him even better.

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Healthy Boundaries To Set In Your Relationship And Never Cross

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You might want to be as close as possible with your partner, but that shouldn’t come at the expense of your own autonomy, dignity, and self-respect. No matter how solid your relationship appears to be, healthy boundaries are necessary to put in place and never let slide. If you’re unsure what this means or which boundaries are non-negotiable, here are a few to get you started. Feel free to add your own where appropriate!

Saying no sometimes

Just because you’re in a relationship with someone doesn’t mean you have to agree with them all the time or say yes to every request they make. You are allowed to say no. In fact, you’re even encouraged to sometimes — that’s what you call exercising one of your healthy relationship boundaries.

Taking time to yourself
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Alone time is always important regardless of your relationship status, but it’s even more important when you’re part of a couple. You and your partner aren’t a single unit. Yes, you’re a team, but you’re still your own person and you need time to unwind, decompress, and refill your proverbial cup. It doesn’t matter what you do with that time – it’s yours any you have every right to take it.

Demanding respect
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This is one of the most vital elements of any successful relationship. You cannot be in a relationship with someone who doesn’t respect you, and why would they want to be with you if they didn’t in the first place? Your partner needs to respect your thoughts, feelings, opinions, and desires even if they don’t match their own. That’s the very least they can offer you.

Nurturing your life outside of the relationship
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In addition to having plenty of alone time, another of those healthy relationship boundaries that are important to have in place is your commitment to your life outside of your relationship. That means continuing to pursue hobbies, to spend time with your family and friends, and simply to do your own thing. You don’t want to sacrifice the full life you had when you were single just because you happen to be in a relationship right now. If you do, what happens when it ends? You’ll be screwed.

Communicating your feelings, good or bad
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It can sometimes be tempting in relationships to avoid rocking the boat or hurting your partner’s feelings by clamming up and not saying what you really think or feel. This is toxic and will undoubtedly backfire in the end when you become so resentful/angry/hurt/etc. that you explode. Speak about your feelings honestly and openly and encourage your partner to do the same. Your relationship will be better for it.

The freedom to dictate sexual boundaries
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Again, you do not have to do anything you don’t want to do or are uncomfortable with for the sake of keeping your partner happy, shutting them up, or avoiding conflict. This is one of the most important on the long list of healthy relationship boundaries and should go without saying but it’s still worth mentioning here. Whether you don’t want to do a particular sex act or you simply don’t feel in the mood when your partner is horny, you have every right to say no.

Permission to change your mind
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Yes, you might have said you were okay with something last week but this time around, it doesn’t feel right. That’s your prerogative. You’re allowed to change your mind, even if it annoys or angers your partner. Don’t apologize for it or feel bad.

Having your needs met
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You have the right to demand that your needs are met in a relationship. While you can’t expect your partner to meet every need you have in life, there are certain things partners should be happy or willing to do to ensure you feel loved, appreciated, and cared for. If that’s not happening, you owe it to yourself to get out as soon as possible.

Asserting a right to privacy
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Being in a relationship doesn’t mean you give up your right to privacy. You are allowed to have conversations with friends and family members that your partner isn’t privvy to. You’re allowed to talk to other people, go other places, and live your life without reporting every last minute of your day to your partner. If they don’t like it, they’re too controlling and it’s never going to work.

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How To Stop Being Jealous In Your Relationship — 12 Strategies To Try Right Now

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They say jealousy makes you nasty, but you know what else it makes you? Unhappy, anxious, and miserable. It can also sink your relationship before you can say, “I have some serious trust issues.” If you find that you’re a jealous person (or people have told you so), how deeply does that jealousy really go? Is it affecting your life and your relationship satisfaction? Here’s how to deal with it so that you can get better control over the green-eyed monster and stop being jealous all the time.

Ask yourself where jealousy is coming from. 

You can’t control your jealousy if you don’t know its source. You have to think about what this jealousy is about. Are you jealous because you’ve been hurt by exes and you’re worried your current partner is going to hurt you? Are you jealous because you’re insecure about your relationship?

Make a list of your insecurities.
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Jealousy is always tied to insecurity. For example, maybe you’re jealous about your partner’s friendship with his female co-worker and that makes you feel insecure about the relationship. When dealing with your jealousy, it’s useful to make a list of all your relationship insecurities as this will better help you get to the source of your jealousy and understand its triggers.

Get real with your partner. 
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Another important thing to do when you’re dealing with jealousy is to be open about your feelings with your partner. If you keep your jealousy inside, it can feel more overwhelming and spiral out of control. When you tell your partner about your trust issues, this can help them to understand it and also make sure they don’t do anything to make you feel unnecessarily jealous that it messes with your head. You should also speak to your partner if they’re doing anything to trigger your jealousy, as this will also help you heal from it.

Figure out if your jealousy is warranted.
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Now that you know what causes and triggers your jealousy, you need to figure out if your jealousy is warranted. Thinking your boyfriend is cheating on you because he’s running 10 minutes late from work is unwarranted. On the other hand, thinking your boyfriend is cheating on you because of various reasons that keep presenting themselves, that’s probably warranted jealousy. If you feel like your jealousy doesn’t make you think clearly and logically, it can help to ask some friends for their advice on it.

Focus on realistic relationship expectations.
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Another interesting thing about jealousy is that it can cloud your relationship expectations. If your expectations are very high and your partner doesn’t meet them, this could be misinterpreted as them being shifty or not making enough of an effort or having someone else on the side. So, have realistic expectations about what you want and what your partner can offer you as this will prevent jealousy from appearing.

Think about what you want.
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Sometimes, jealousy can be trying to tell you what you want and what you don’t have right now. Therefore, it’s a good idea to listen to it and see what it’s trying to tell you. For example, if you feel jealous about your partner having a vibrant social life, this could motivate you to think about what you want from your own friendships.

Write down what you feel.
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It can really help you to jot down what you’re feeling jealous about, even on a scrap piece of paper. This will help you to make sense of your thoughts and you’ll be able to spot irrational thinking that you’ll find easier to eliminate from your mind.

Breathe before you push buttons.
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If you feel yourself becoming overwhelmed with jealousy and you want to confront your partner about it, it’s useful to take a few breaths. Go for a 10-minute walk and distract yourself. Or, try to see the bigger picture. Will this jealousy be a big issue next week, or in a month? It might be something silly, or it might be a symptom of a larger problem that you do need to talk to your partner about.

Avoid lashing out at your partner.
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If you’re feeling jealous, it can be easy to use this to attack your partner. You might shut down and isolate yourself from them, or get into a fight. This only leads to drama and might make you feel like you’re nuts. The best thing to do is take time for yourself to calmly and rationally explore the jealousy before you confront your partner. When you decide to communicate it to your partner, make sure you do so when you’re both calm and have time for a chat. Focus on your feelings so that you don’t come across as interrogating them.

Work on your confidence.
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Boost your confidence so that you don’t let your insecurities flow out of control and lead to unnecessary jealousy. Instead of thinking your partner is going to cheat on/hurt you, think about why you will be fine even if they do. It’s hard to trust other people, but you should be trusting yourself and knowing that you can deal with whatever life throws at you.

Think about the good stuff.
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If your jealousy is warranted, then you shouldn’t force yourself to see the good things about your relationship, otherwise, you’ll be denying how you feel and how you’re not happy. However, if you know that your jealousy is rooted in deep insecurities that you have to deal with, it’s good to remind yourself of what’s great about your relationship. This will help you to keep your jealousy in perspective and focus on reality.

See a therapist.
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If you can’t seem to control your jealousy and it’s making you miserable, it’s a good idea to chat to a psychologist about it. He or she will be able to give you healthy coping techniques and show you how to better manage your jealousy so it can’t take over your relationship and your life.

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