Guys and intimidating girls
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Olivia Munn may be a geek1 , but how is average Joe Nerd supposed to compete with the celebrities she meets on a daily basis?Some were tomboys growing up and take pride in being one of the guys.Others were late bloomers or women who have had few female role models in their lives.Your instinctive response may be to play down your looks, and while this can work – there’s a reason why the “beautiful-after-all” trope exists; everyone likes the idea of the librarian who’s secretly model-gorgeous – it’s ultimately putting the responsibility on you.Instead, make a point of being approachable and friendly.Geek culture has a way of blurring the traditional lines of gender roles.
Women who have nerdy interests are frequently less traditionally “feminine”.
Being told “You’re too intimidating” is incredibly aggravating to women.
After all, women are encouraged to be assertive, accomplished and independent; being told that they’re “intimidating” sounds like they’re being told to take all of that back and pretend to be something less than what they are. Are geek guys finding a woman’s accomplishments to be somehow threatening? Because “intimidating” is so subject to personal interpretation, I thought it was best to go to the source: geek guys.
He may feel as though he’s going to have to put on a performance in order to keep up with her.
He may be overwhelmed by the force of her personality and worry that he will be forced to be the inferior partner in the relationship.
The tone of their voice also tends to be cold/indifferent.