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What Turns a Woman Off When You Start Dating?

June 22, 2021
What Turns a Woman Off When You Start Dating?

When you first meet your perfect woman on the best Gold Coast dating sites, things might seem to be going swimmingly.

Fast-forward a couple of weeks of chatting, three or four successful dates - and then, suddenly, she turns cold.

But what Happened?

The chances are, you've done something inadvertently that she's taken issue with, and it's essential to try and figure out the stumbling block if you want to get things back on track.

One of the biggest challenges with dating is that we're human! Everyone has different values, expectations, and sometimes a simple lack of communication can destroy a fledgling relationship between two perfect people.

Here the Best10 Dating Guides team will run through some of the primary reasons women are turned off after they've started dating a guy - who they were attracted to on the free dating sites Sydney!

Read on to learn the pitfalls that every single guy needs to avoid.

You're Pushing Too Far, Too Fast

This problem is such a shame because most decent guys aren't pushing because they're only there for the sex - if you're authentically into a person, it can feel like nothing else exists, and you just want to spend every minute with them!

However, most women love the attention, but only to a degree.

Pushiness can be mistaken for many other things and is usually perceived as making a woman feel uncomfortable.

If you've met a girl online, the chances are she has other things going on too - and if she's focused on not letting friends down, keeping up with family commitments, and concentrating on her career, she'll not thank you for the 10 missed calls an hour, no matter how strong your connection.

Read the signs, never call or text more than once without waiting for a reply, or agree when you'll meet up again.

That means you aren't left hanging, and she isn't trying to back away from a guy who seems to be clinging to her ankles like a hungry toddler.

She Feels Ignored

Let's consider the opposite scenario!

If you're the kind of man who likes to project a cool, calm, untouchable exterior, you're going to face a different problem. It's still one you can resolve, though, with a bit of effort!

So yes, a woman won't want a guy she's just started dating to demand her attention every day or keep pushing to move things forward before the relationship has had a chance to develop.

Likewise, she isn't going to stick around if you're ignoring her.

Funnily enough, the solutions are pretty similar!

It's more than fair enough to be busy. For example, say you can't respond to messages at work or drive for a living.

You might have a long commute each day and not have the headspace for flirting or need to spend time watching your kids.


Tell her you're interested, not trying to be aloof, but that you can't chat or meet up on particular days, and you'll ensure she doesn't think you're giving her the cold shoulder - and go back to the Gold Coast dating sites to find a more interested guy.

Confidence vs Arrogance

Ok, so this isn't exclusive to men, but it's also one of the top reasons women say they were turned off when they started dating someone new, so it's well worth including.

Confidence is excellent - dealing with problems, making your feelings heard, and projecting that sexy allure of a guy who knows who he is and what he wants.

When it flips into arrogance, it becomes a toxic dating turn off.

Here are some signs your date might think you're cocky rather than confident:

First, every conversation seems to be about you.

You don't ask her any questions.

It takes you longer to get ready for a date than her.

You care more about what you look like than having fun.

Your focus is on wealth or achievements - not values and personality.

Bragging is not a conversation for dating. Instead, save it for your mates who might care about your return on your latest investment.


Right, we'll always say to be yourself.

Nobody wants to date an illusion of a perfect person - and hopefully, your photos on the free dating sites Sydney are all legitimate, un-photoshopped images!

However, there is a line.

If you can't be bothered to wear some decent clothes, haven't showered for a week, or turn up looking like you've been dragged through a hedge backwards, you're not taking any care over your appearance.

Perhaps you work in construction and had to work late - that's pretty much one of the only viable excuses for turning up to your date's house covered in grime.

How would you feel if you started dating a new woman, and she turned up to dinner in tracksuit bottoms, with greasy hair, cracked nail varnish and not a lick of makeup?

In honesty, few guys have that little self-awareness, but poor hygiene is a massive turnoff, and make no mistake, it happens far more often than you might think.

Spray some deodorant, change your underwear, and give your hair a brush, a squirt of breath freshener, and you're good to go.

The Politeness Starts to Fade

Being friendly, polite and courteous goes a long way to making a woman feel attracted to a man.

Whether that's being decent to waiting staff, saying thank you to your server, or leaving a generous tip for excellent service, it shows you're a nice person who isn't just polite to people in their immediate circle.

Many guys go out of their way to showcase the best sides of their personality during those early dates - but let it slide when they start to relax.

Remember that actions speak louder than words, and it's about sustained effort and authenticity, not being a fantastic date one week and a rude, obnoxious person the next.

Always be polite and keep your manners as a top priority if you'd like your date to stay interested.

Lauren Edwards-Fowle
Lauren Edwards-Fowle
Lauren is a freelance writer passionate about how we develop rewarding experiences, and overcoming the barriers we face to living our best lives. Lauren writes regularly about the modern world of dating, relationships, parenthood, and social dynamics.