Recently I was told by a guy that I'm intimidating. I often talk with men, (about Michelangelo, the Renaissance) and my passions. They act wildly interested in me and then... just disappear. I have been told that I'm pretty. When talking with this most recent guy, I was all excited because I had made the newspaper due to a recent art show of mine, thinking he would be happy for me, but he said I was intimidating. Only a day or so after he ghosted me. There was no fight, no mean words, nothing. This has happened more than once. I have wonderful, witty conversations with guys about things like Leonardo Da Vinci, the last opera I saw, or how much I love dance or art. I'm not cold, when people talk to me I light up and smile and laugh a lot. I have never publicly humiliated a man or turned him down in front of people. I didn't know what it was until this guy told me I was intimidating, then I wondered, is that what's going on?
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Success can be intimidating to men because we are programmed to believe that we need to be the "bread winners." Personally I think it's silly. They may simply just see you as "out of their league" and that they need to find someone "more on their level." I'm sure that is extremely frustrating.2