I was so surprised how many of my guy friends were more than willing to discuss this topic. They rambled and poured their hearts out without the slightest hesitation. My question to them was simple: "What are your top three turn-offs when you have been on 3-5 dates with a female?" Sure, some focused on sex, but I didn't want to discuss that this time around (I will address that particular topic at a different time).
The number one thing most of the guys told me was they were turned off by a woman who can't take a compliment. I was taken aback by this turn-off because I didn't understand how that was possible. Thankfully they gave me examples:
Guy: You look beautiful tonight.
Girl: No I don't. (Shy smile)
When I asked why this was a turn-off they responded with two answers. (1) Guys see this as a woman fishing for more compliments. (2) It shows a lack of confidence, which is unattractive to both sexes.
Guy: You look great in red!
Girl: Thanks. I like your shirt.
According to the men, the giving a compliment in return is empty. It sounds like we feel obligated to say something because we can't just accept the compliment. My friends all stated they preferred the following...
Guy: You look great!
Girl: Thank you. (Genuine smile)
Done. Nothing more. Just take the compliment. Don't disagree with them and don't give them the obligatory compliment in return. I realize this might be a difficult habit to break because we do this with each other all the time. How many times has one of your friends said you looked nice and you disagreed with them? How many times has one of your friends admired your bag or shoes and you feel the need to find something about their attire to compliment? Ladies, we need to break this habit with all of our relationships. Take the damn compliment and say thank you!
*I want my lovely readers to actually read these posts therefore I didn't want to make this a long post, so please check back for more of the top three turn-offs from the fellas*