I've seen way too many girls think that doing anything remotely initiative looks desperate. What the hell? Some guys even say that they look desperate if a girl compliments them. That is just fucking stupid, I'm sorry.
Girls, you can compliment guys and make the first move. Showing interest does NOT equal showing desperation.
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I think it stems from fear and a certain lack of self confidence. i completely agree that showing interest is not the same as giving everything away and being a girl that is consistently begging a man for x y and z. I'm not much older than you are but I think and hope that age plays a factor and as people grow and become more confident in themselves that that desperate tendency diminishes.0