The idea for this post came because of the last topic I wrote about. A man I met only a few times bought my coffee at Sbux for almost a whole week. I had the hardest time deciding if this was creepy or nice. I received a lot of feedback from readers on this topic. The comments were split right down the middle. Some people thought it was creepy and some people thought it was just a nice gesture. I’m still not sure what I think.
After I wrote that post I got into a few conversations with people about the difference between being friendly and flirty. Anyone that knows me is well aware that I love to smile and talk to complete strangers. Meeting new people is one of the things I enjoy most in life.
It has come to my attention that guys think very differently than females do. (I obviously already knew this, but I was not aware of how different.) I recently learned that a majority of males take a polite smile or a friendly conversation as a form of flirting WTH?!? I’m sorry I must admit that I DO NOT understand this at all.
I would strike up a conversation with just about anyone. I try and smile at everyone I come in contact with, because it’s polite. Why do some guys see friendly behavior as flirting? Just because a female makes conversation with you does not mean she is interested in you.
I’ve heard it over and over again that if a female does not want attention from males she should not be “so friendly”. To me, this is absolute BS. I am not going to stop being myself just because men don’t know how to read social cues.
So, I would like to know why do men take being friendly as flirting? And girls, do you ever experience this?