Men are intimidated when they think they will encounter a brick wall when trying to lead or serve a woman like this. My buddies and I have discussed this over and over...... I don't walk around w/ a scowl on my face & I'm really rather friendly & seem to be approached quite a bit.
Then one guy told me I was "wifey material" but he didn't want anything long-term..I'm "intimidating wifey material"??
Telltale signs of mistreatment may also include a lifestyle that is isolated or extremely limited; including a lack of contact with friends or relatives.
An unkempt appearance, extreme weight loss or gain, or disorientation may also indicate marital mistreatment.
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! On the other hand I have heard that line used to a woman, and it usually just means the guy is not interested. I've often wondered this myself, guys have told me that I'm intimidating even though I'm quiet & soft-spoken, I don't know what they are "intimidated" by? If they see you as someone who has her act together, is confident, and again attractive, that can be intimidating to some men. Just relax, laugh, joke, whatever, you will find "The One" down the road. A woman’s physical attractiveness, her character, her demeanor, her attainment, all of that can be daunting to a man who considers such an appealing woman out of his league.
Some forums can only be seen by registered members. I've often wondered this myself, guys have told me that I'm intimidating even though I'm quiet & soft-spoken, I don't know what they are "intimidated" by? Gotta remember things are never as complicated as women think they are with guys, but guys sometimes know exactly what to say to a woman in order to make her think they are not to hurt her feelings. I don't walk around w/ a scowl on my face & I'm really rather friendly & seem to be approached quite a bit. I have read enough of your posts Opera to get an idea of your personality. Men in your age bracket are scared into grey hair by the prospect of marriage. Don't tell a new guy you want to get married and have 30 kids. The only things I can think of are things that women and men are intimidated by in a potential SO Intelligence, Self Reliance, Overt Mothering/Fathering instincts and the ability to make friends with the opposite sex. Its hard to say and this is just generalizations Any man that feels that way towards you - is basically not compatible and there is someone that is more compatible for you. My experience is when men describe women as intimidating, they are most often referring to a woman whose spirit is hard and unyielding.
In extreme cases, some abusers may use sex as a weapon to punish the victim, perverting the normal act of physical intimacy into an exercise in mental torment.