4. Fishing For Compliments. Stop fishing for compliments. This is something that can drive a man crazy. Here is a typical scenario: The guy you're dating looks at you and says “You really look beautiful tonight!” Ten minutes later you look at him and ask “How do I look tonight?” Another typical scenario is where you will tell a guy that you really like him a lot, to which he will respond by smiling and giving you a nice little hug and kiss. Ten minutes later you ask him “Well, do you like me too?” A lot of women will constantly do things like this. Stop fishing for compliments. Real compliments come from the heart. Allow us to compliment you
when we feel it. If we don't feel it at the exact moment you have expressed a feeling to us, just accept it and be okay with that. Remember, a compliment should be said with no strings attached.
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5. Clingy and Possessive. Don't be clingy and possessive. When a man goes out with his friends, allow him to go out with his friends. You don't need to do everything together. You are still getting to know him. If there are things he likes to do that simply don't interest you, be cool with it. You don't have to be joined at the hip. If you are going to a cocktail party together, you don't have to be on top of him at every moment. If you see him speaking with some woman at the party, do not immediately run over and start grabbing his hand and giving him a big hug. Certainly don't do this all night long. You are being clingy and possessive when you do this. When you are clingy, we are going to want to get rid of you very quickly. We don't like clingy and possessive, so you need to avoid this behavior.
6. Pushing Friends On Him. Avoid pushing friends on us too soon. Women will be hanging out with a guy on the first or second date and say to him “Oh my God, you HAVE to meet my friends Jenna and Amy. You also have to meet my friends Phil and Anne, they're such a great couple and you'll love them!” A man hears this and thinks “I don't even know you yet – can I get to know you for a month or two before I have to go meet all of your friends and be put on display as 'the boyfriend?!'” We don't want to be “the boyfriend” right away. It's too much pressure. We want to get to know you slowly and learn what you're all about. Believe me, once we get to like you and get to know you we will be more than willing to get to know all of your friends.
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Following these tips will help you get past the first month of a new relationship with a man and avoid some of the major pitfalls that can end a new relationship before it even starts. Be the confident and cool woman you really are so we have a chance to embrace you. Don't scare us off before we have a chance to get to know you!