Why do girls constantly need male approval?

I'm sure everyone knows girls who need a guy to be into them and to have male approval overall. What do you think of those girls? Why do you think they are the way they are? Don't say daddy issues lol


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Most Helpful Girl

  • No it's not daddy issue for the most part, it's because girls love attention. Don't let them convince you otherwise...it may not be true for a select few but the vast majority do.

    It's just hardwired into us to be that way (not saying I'm that way but like I said the vast majority of girls are this way and I'm a girl so I'm lumped in with the rest whether I like it or not).

    Straight girls desire attention from males more than females for obvious reasons. Among attention, appearance is an important part of being a girl (don't deny it, it's the hard cold truth), so girls want to also want guys to think they're attractive.

    There are also some girls that can't accept being lumped in with other girls so they will try their hardest to separate themselves, but like the girls they try so hard to separate themselves from they need the male approval-basically for guys to tell them their not like all those other attention whores (or whatever it is about other girls they're trying to separate themselves from). Those are the main reasons why girls need male approval.

    Yes guys need female approval but no one where on the same level as girls need male attention. Guys don't realize it because what they see/notice is only half of what actually goes on.

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    • Oh and don't think I blame girls for feeling like they need male approval. I think it's normal (or at least up to a certain point)

What Guys Said 6

  • Men and women are attracted to each other, full stop. Girls, as a group, and as individuals, are often more social than guys. Their feelings of self-worth are largely based upon their personal relationships with their family, friends or men.

    There are innate differences between the way male and female brains are wired when it comes to attachment to the opposite gender. Men have the attachment hook as well, generally speaking though, they don't become nearly as attached or seek the approval of women, as long as they have some other priority in their lives (their education, work, sports, etc.).

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    • P.S. More girls of the last couple of generations were raised by single mothers, or with fathers that were rarely in the picture. If a girl doesn't know what a man looks like, or didn't have a solid relationship with her father, she often can seek out male attention. This is only part of the factors, but biological differences are also a HUGE reason as to the difference between men and women.

  • you know, I say the same exact thing about us males. I think we are a lot worst then females when it comes to this and it is so aggravating! but going back to your question, I only noticed that girls only look for approval of specific types of males; and I think they do this because maybe they want attention, they wanna fit in, they don't wanna be left out, etc

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  • the natural desire to feel attractive and wanted.. its our primary DNA drive to mate and for girls that means to be wanted by men. Its normal to want it, it just gets annoying when they get desperate and worry too much.

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  • its insecurity that is all

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  • because they want our penises

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  • i hate how girls hate guys who want approval from them, I hate how in a girl's perspective, point of view there is never an excuse to be depressed about being single, because obviously that can be cured easily

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What Girls Said 7

  • It's not so much male "approval" as much as male attention. I'll feel fine about myself whether a guy approves of what I'm doing or not, HOWEVER I do enjoy getting a compliment from a guy every so often; it just lets me know I still have my game on, haha.

    Having said this, I have met several women who feel a little lonely and dejected if they don't have male attention and are willing to dress a certain way to get it. I'm not one of those ladies, but this usually has to do with some psychological fear of rejection they haven't overcome. There are also ladies who jump from guy to guy without thought or question; they are dependent on that male figure in their life. I'm not really sure why that should be, but it's most likely based on some serious level of insecurity...

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  • I honestly am nothing like that, but my sister is. Daddy issues are surely part of this (sorry!). It's all about confidence, in my opinion, and being happy with who you are. If you don't like yourself, you'll start to think that you need someone else to like you or to be with you to feel complete.

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  • because we don't value our own opinions, we don't value womens opinions. male approval matters because their opinions are the only ones that matter when it comes to the female body.

    we don't trust ourselves to be competent enough because they paint us as over-emotional, incompetent creatures.

    we aren't fit to judge ourselves or approve of ourselves. obviously some women aren't effected by the rampant mistrust but most are.

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  • My self worth is strictly based on how I feel that other feel about me. I can't love myself if I feel like no one loves me. Males opinions mean more to me. I am extremely hard on myself and I'm very insecure about everything I do. I feel like I don't deserve to be loved and that something is wrong with me because every male I ever let myself love leaves. What are we suppost to feel?

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  • Because society tells us that men matter more. A man without a woman is a "bachelor," and a woman without a man is a "spinster" or "old maid." Which has more negative connotations?

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  • I don't have much to contribute but I agree with the 4 girl answers below mine.

    I'm surprised that the girls are keeping it 100. They all said everything that I wanted to.

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  • Probably never got much attention or approval from their own dad

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