Why does men have a hard time telling a woman that they like them when they are

Jump to Last Post 1-15 of 15 discussions (15 posts)
  1. jagandelight profile image75
    jagandelightposted 8 years ago

    Why does men have a hard time telling a woman that they like them when they are attracted to them?

  2. profile image0
    hubpageswriterposted 8 years ago

    Mostly because they are fearful of being rejected.  Most men, if not all cannot take no for an answer, so that's why.  The fear of feelings not being reciprocated.

  3. arthurchappell profile image37
    arthurchappellposted 8 years ago

    It's difficult to sound sincere even when you are, needing to sound like it's specially for the lady in question and not just something you say to every attractive woman in the hope of gettingthem to dance, come on a date with you, etc

  4. theseus profile image76
    theseusposted 8 years ago

    I guess that's often the scenario for a guy who truly likes a girl:he gets timid and can't seem to find the words. The fear that the girl may not care as much, or at all, somehow makes it hard.

  5. ajuvr profile image60
    ajuvrposted 8 years ago

    'cause attraction is the reality and liking is not.

  6. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 8 years ago

    Besides the possibility of rejection I would fear a police charge of sexual harassment of the lady gets upset with what is said.

  7. cceerpp profile image58
    cceerppposted 8 years ago

    It takes a lot of courage to approach a lady and tell her such deep feelings and to be rejected can be one of the heaviest blows a man can take. Thanks.

  8. Ashantina profile image60
    Ashantinaposted 8 years ago

    Do they? I think this is a very generic statement/question, because for the majority I have not found this to be true.

  9. freedomfromfear profile image59
    freedomfromfearposted 8 years ago

    The only time I have a hard time doing anything is because I'm not aware of myself. If I can't say something, that is information for me. Fear of rejection could be what I believe is the hesitation, but I believe the more honest answer is "not getting what 'I' want". It is very scary for us to allow situations to play out without getting involved in "managing" them to turn out for "our" own fulfillment. If I felt good about myself, rejection wouldn't be what we make it out to be....personal. Everyone gets to make their choices, if I'm not someone's choice, it might not be what "I" wanted, but if I felt loved, then rejection wouldn't be the message of "I'm not good enough".

  10. framistan profile image61
    framistanposted 8 years ago

    When i was single many years ago... i learned quickly that as soon as you buy a lady flowers or anything, the relationship would end within one week.  NEVER NEVER NEVER buy your lady ANYTHING untill after you are married.  And be carefull of saying anything affectionate also. The reason is because men get dumped soon after any such occurance, and so learn to not do that anymore.

  11. rich_hayles profile image57
    rich_haylesposted 8 years ago

    Lack of confidence usually but many factor can come in to play. Potential repercussions have stopped me in the past.

  12. gachapoz profile image60
    gachapozposted 8 years ago

    It's probably not the main reason why, but if you think about it, when a male gets rejected THEY probably think their peers think of them as unattractive, and weak in the sense that they can't pair themselves up with a woman. When women get rejected however, their woman friends are much more supportive. Not saying that male friends can't be supportive, i just think that there's kind of more not-really-there- shame/disappointment to be felt when rejected if you are a male.

    And of course we have the whole "males can't express themselves as much." Which I've found true so far, i know a couple of very expressive male individuals, but the female count surpasses it easily.

    Fear of rejection, fear of putting what you want in the hands of someone else.

  13. luv2wander profile image60
    luv2wanderposted 8 years ago

    FEAR anyway u look at it it all comes down to FEAR unfortunately i was made to wear the pants when pants were made for work motorcycles n horseback riding. ive been told i have more balls then most men n thats just not right. men need to own up to being a man!

  14. Myra Tylor profile image59
    Myra Tylorposted 8 years ago

    Maybe they are afraid of being refused, I think.

  15. phoenix_028@yahoo profile image59
    phoenix_028@yahooposted 8 years ago

    Might be the vibe the woman is portraying. She might be seen as having too strong persona that its intimidating or the guy really has it bad that he is afraid to put a wrong foot forward


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)