Much has been said of what happens when a guy gets called the “C-Word”. It exists for a reason as there are a lot of dangerous guys out there who are more than willing to take advantage when a woman lets her guard down or to even bypass her guard entirely. So what’s a guy (or even a girl) to do when despite having good intentions they consistently give women unsavory vibes? There already exist some awesome and thought-provoking resources on ways to handle that possibility and perhaps reduce your chances of coming off as “creepy”. My goal here, in this particular set of posts, (in addition to some necessary rehashing of what’s been said) is to possibly fill in some gaps in the widely available info and put to rest some unanswered questions on the minds and hearts of accidental creepers and their various loveless brethren.
But before we begin, here are some notes on terminology:
Adding to the confusion of just what it means to be “creepy” and how one comes to be that way, the definition of the word is often fuzzy at best. People have used it to describe people and situations that have inspired reactions ranging from simple annoyance to fear of imminent death. This has been one of the main problems with the term as it classes real-life perverts, predators and psychos with bumbling socially awkward folks. So for the sake of clarity from here on out, when I use the term “Creepy Guy” I do so assuming that this person (of either gender) may not necessarily be guilty of any real wrongdoing but for whatever reason gave somebody the willies (perhaps literally, depending on what sort of Creepy Guy we’re talking about). Situational specifics will be dealt with and outlined in each post to avoid confusion.