Intimidating in a good way
I asked many of my friends who often get the “he is just intimidated by you” line why they think they fit the mold of a hard-to-approach gal.
Here’s what they told me: Abby: "I am very independent, and I love autonomy.
He hoped thereby to impress the court and to intimidate them.
So when they’re out there in the dating wild, men are looking for any sign of encouragement to indicate that it’s safe to make an approach.
And while many will be drawn to a woman who exudes a certain amount of confidence, there’s a fine line between self-assured and intimidating.
But first, let’s dispel the number one cliché about dating intimidation: being too attractive.
Sure, if you have the face of Angelina Jolie and the body of Pamela Anderson, it’s going to take a little extra courage for a man to make his move.
Intimidation (also called cowing) is intentional behavior that "would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities" to fear injury or harm.