This may mean that the creepy person is pushing up against somebody’s boundaries – turning the conversation in an unwelcome discussion about sex, showing them obscene pictures, ignoring indications that their presence is unwanted – or that they’re acting in such a way that their behavior could be seen as a threat – such as backing someone up against a wall during a conversation or grabbing them by the arm.
This doesn’t necessarily cover all possible scenarios – and I’m sure there will be folks who will want to what-if this to death – but it’s close enough for government work.
Different aspects of the social contract are in force depending on location and the time of day.
When we get so worked up over all of the potential mistakes we could make, each one deadlier than the one before it, we end up building up a fantasy world in our heads that bears almost no resemblance to the world we actually live in.
In reality: avoiding being creepy isn’t nearly as difficult as it may seem.
than face the possibility of being exiled from dating forever, no?
Unfortunately, this is one more example of why nerds have the worst superpower of all time: the ability to game out every possible worst-case scenario in living color and vivid surround sound, each time worse than the last.
Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat: going up and starting a conversation with someone you don’t know is a time and a place for everything and there are times and locations where trying to strike up an acquaintance with a stranger is a bad idea.
If you’re looking to avoid being creepy by accident, one of the first things you need to consider is where you are and you are.
I’ve written a lot about the basics you need when it comes to meeting women – so now the time has come to start putting it all together. Before we even get started, let’s get a functional definition of creepy behavior – at least as it applies to dating scenarios.
Creepy behavior means acting in such a way that it causes a woman’s Spidey-sense to start tingling – that is to say, acting or behaving in a manner that makes someone fundamentally uncomfortable or feel threatened.
intimidated by the daunting prospect of trying to not be creepy by accident.