It’s normal for people to be a little intimidated by someone who is attractive. It is not something bad or shameful. Anyone who would find you insanely attractive might feel a little shy around you, nervous, or just intimidated by your looks. So what are some signs that a guy is intimidated by your looks?
Keep in mind that a guy might find you very attractive, seductive, and mesmerizing but not get intimidated by it. The point is that not all guys that will like you will get intimidated and shy around you. Some will others might not. It all depends on the guy’s personality, whether he’s an introvert, and his character and confidence.
In the end, here are a few signs that some guys are getting intimidated by your looks. This is clearly not about someone being intimidated by you for other reasons and is purely just about guys that might get shy and nervous because they think you’re attractive. It is a common involuntary reaction that many guys have when around someone they secretly like.
Signs a guy is intimidated by your looks:
1- He limits eye contact:
The first sign that a guy is intimidated by your looks is that he doesn’t make eye contact with you. He may also not be able to maintain eye contact with you when he does look at you, because you’re addressing him or talking. In fact, chances are he won’t dare look at you unless you talk to him or address a group he’s a part of.
It’s likely he won’t be able to look at you for no reason or be caught doing so because he doesn’t want to be obvious about how much he may like you.
2- He sort of ignores you on purpose and for no reason:
A guy might be intimidated by your looks if he doesn’t want to get close to you or touch you in any way. He may not even want to be around you or look at you, when in a group setting. Moreover, he may try and avoid proximity or friction with you as much as possible.
It’s important to remember that you don’t need to know why he is ignoring you or think that it is definitely due to something negative. If he looks like he is not interested in talking to you and doesn’t seem like the kind of person who would want to get to know more about you; it may not be personal.
He might be trying to downplay the fact that he likes you and making sure he doesn’t make any obvious move that everyone can pick up on. In this case, obviously, the opposite thing will happen: he will be so concentrated on looking normal around you that he will end up being dismissive, if not even rude to you, and for no reason.
If this happens, you don’t have to take it in a bad way and just move on, as long as he doesn’t gather enough courage to treat you nicer or with more consideration.
3- He doesn’t initiate conversations with you:
It’s important to remember that there are many reasons why a guy may not initiate conversations with you, and it’s always better to ask him what the reason is. Don’t catch him off-guard or impose yourself on him. You can just make a funny comment about how you don’t bite and he may explain himself.
He might just be busy or have other reasons for never approaching you first so try and see what they are before jumping to conclusions. It could be that you’re not giving him any signals of interest, or maybe you’re not truly interested in him at all even on a friendship level.
Either way, it’s important to find out what’s going on inside his head if you want to get closer and develop a friendship, or any type of relationship together. It’s important that you make sure you’re friendly and let him know that you’re open to talking with him. You can also make it clear that you’re interested in talking with him by making eye contact, smiling at him, or giving an approving nod when he says something funny or interesting.
These are all non-verbal clues that he can pick up and slowly start coming out of his shell. You can check this article to learn to recognize a few unconscious love signals to understand how powerful body language can be.
4- He avoids interacting with you:
A guy may be worried about coming across as too forward or too pushy when approaching someone who he finds attractive. So to fix this, he may never take his chances of getting to know you more and seeing what you’re all about. He may just choose to stay in a corner or in the shadow when it comes to you and not interact with you at all.
For him, this may be preferable rather than making a clumsy move or unlucky advance when interacting with you, that you’d think is awkward or that the other people in the room witness. In brief, he just doesn’t want to take any risks or chances at looking needy, desperate, or like a creep so he thinks that by keeping his distance, he’s doing himself a favor.
If he came to get to know you more and see how nice and kind you can be then he may get encouraged to talk and interact with him more. He will have to learn first that you won’t reject him rudely, laugh at him publicly or ridicule him if he approached you, as he probably thinks liking your looks puts him in a vulnerable position already. So if you reassure him indirectly and show him how nice and open you can be, he may take a few steps towards getting to know you more.
5- He follows you on social media:
If despite him trying to prove that you don’t even exist in his world, he still found and followed you on social media: then this will tell you one thing for sure. A guy that ignores you in person barely interacts with you and acts like you don’t exist, is only just pretending if he goes out of his way privately to find and follow you on social media.
This type of person is clearly intimidated by your looks, he probably thinks you look good and wants to watch you privately and get a glimpse of your daily life. However, in real life, it will take a lot of courage and bravery to walk to you and engage in a conversation that he initiated. That’s why he’s choosing the safe option of interacting with you from behind a screen.