For now nobody got offended and the women I said that to mostly laughed it off.
So I either make a joke or push away.
depends on the woman honestly. my boyfriend will jokingly say i’m like kelly from the office or i’m the one who attacked him by showering him with love and he was an innocent bystander but i never take it seriously because ik he does it so i roll my eyes and tell him to shut up (he loves when i do that because apparently it’s the cutest and hottest thing ever to him) so he does it often. i do the same to him every now and then too (even more dramatically if anything) and he laughs whenever i do because he knows i’m joking. if the woman gets offended, you either crossed a line or she’s too sensitive
I don't know, because confusing, in a random, right out of left field, with absolutely no idea of what affection , and calling someone an offensive name, have in common, have me shaking my head rubbing my eyes looking at this question for the 8th time trying to figure out what I'm missing or misreading in this question so until find the answer to that question I'm going to stick with confusing is being the ideal descriptive how how to find this scenario.
I have rarely called anyone a creep in my life, and have never done so jokingly, so I'm not sure what kind of social convention or context that would be considered appropriate in.
Honestly I'd say no it's not, if every female can call a guy creepy just because of how he looks and actually mean it and that's not considered offensive than jokingly call a female a creep shouldn't be something they can find offensive.
If it is someone you know then definitely should be taken as a joke. If it's a stranger, they might be sensitive and taken offense. As there is nothing wrong with reminding someone about your personal space. Explain to her if it's someone you're getting to know.
Personally I don’t like it said to me even as a joke. Being called creepy when I’m just being affectionate is quite hurtful. I prefer if one finds a nicer way to tell me they don’t want to be touched. However, I am not the touchy type. I would have to be extremely comfortable with someone and know for sure it’s okay to be that way with them before I get that way. It stems from feeling abandoned and pushed away most of my life.
That is, she might have laughed it off but that would hurt because if you're not allowed to be affectionate it makes you feel unloved and ugly. Perhaps you and her aren't right for each other.
If I know the person and we're just giving each other shit, then it's fine. From a stranger, it would be... creepy.
So is not a joke. You just say it as a joke. Yes is offensive.
Not funny because “creep” is so negative. “Flirt” would be much more apropos.
I don't know if offensive is quite the right word, but it's definitely rude
Yes. Calling anyone a creep is offensive. Maybe don't call people that if they're just being nice.
I don't think it's offensive plus that's your personal space.
No more offensive than calling a guy a creep because he shows interest in a girl but she doesn't find him attractive. The word "creep" if one of the most overused words ever,
Seems like there's some women here who say it's hurtful... yet we hear men called it all the time. I have to wonder if it comes from any of these women.
Creep is a strong even if I know they're joking it still kind of hurts a little.
Women don't process jokes well, so don't do it.
It will always back fire 99%.
I wouldn't have been offended personally.
Based on what I’ve observed men don’t want to be put on a pedestal.
I think there are much better ways to voice your discomfort rather than calling a woman who touched you a creep.
I wouldn't say offensive if it was a joke, but it probably would make me feel kinda about myself
Everyone has different levels of physical comfort.
Yes it is
And it is not a joke. Just tell her to not do it.
Thats alright :) (for me)
Well, you are completly entitled to like your personal space. I myself don't like too much physical contact with friends (boys or girls) and it might be a bit offensive, but if you stated you don't like being touched that much and it continued you are on the right.
Oh, god. Especially on COVID, what's up with people. I honestly want to buy a t-shirt that says two meters away! or something lol (my country is still on heayv lock down so...)
But on the other hand, I love touching a lot when it's someone I'm dating. I mean holding hands, kissing hands/cheek, hugging, etc. So if that was the case I would be offended and I would dismiss the possibility of a relationship (not because it's not your right to state how much contact you like) but because I'm very affectionate and things wouldn't work for me.