We often hear guys complaining about how nerve-racking it is to make a move on a girl, but it can be equally terrifying from our perspective—especially when the object of our affection is absolutely clueless. I’m no stranger to initiating a flirtatious conversation with a guy and feeling completely overlooked. It’s not that they necessarily mean to ignore our advances, they might just be too oblivious to pick up on them.
Reddit asked their female audience about the most obvious hints they’ve ever dropped on a guy that have gone completely unnoticed and the responses are pure gold.
1. theoriginalsauce could not have been more straightforward.
I love to share this one: A long time before my husband and I started dating we were partying in my apartment. He said he was going to crash on the couch. I told him “you can come sleep in my bed”. I shit you not he said “well where would you sleep? I can’t kick you out of your bed.”
2. wheat-empress‘s bf is not the sharpest pencil in the box.
One time I was texting my bf and told him that I bought a vibrator for the nights he was away at work or something rather. his exact response was, “oh cool, what colour?” I sent him a pic of it and he replied with “can you put it up your butt too?”. I sent him a text replying, “come over and find out” and he replied two minutes later, “nevermind, I just Googled it”
3. Clearly, he didn’t get Katrath‘s hint.
Me: so you’re saying, if i like this guy, i should just be straightforward and ask him out?
Me: ok, do you want to go out with me this Friday?
Him: ya, just like that, it was perfect.
4. Well, “A” for effort Bimpnottin.
My then-not-boyfriend and I were waiting at the train station on my train home; he would leave with the bus after it arrived. My train came and I thought ‘fuck it’ and kissed my then-not-boyfriend on the mouth. Immediately after, I jumped on the train, on which the doors then closed. I didn’t see his reaction nor felt it so I sat pretty anxious on the train, thinking I ruined it all. About 5 minutes later, I got a text saying:
‘That was meant as a friends kiss, right?’
Lol, bless his heart.
5. emk0626 experienced the ultimate friend-zone move.
Put out my hand for him to hold and he high fived me.
6. At least he finally got a clue, lechat_noir.
Halloween morning 2014, he knocked on my door to drive me to work. We had been friends for a month and he wouldn’t make a move, so I answered the door in a T-shirt and cat ears and absolutely nothing else; that bastard walked right past me and looked for coffee in the kitchen.
We’ve been married 10 months now 🙂
He claims he totally knew my intentions but knew being a gentleman would get him farther, I say he’s full of it.
7. curlyquetal, how are men so oblivious?
“You are really cute and I like you” met with complete silence…. Later on that dude told me that he does not accept compliments well. We have already planned the next few dates.
8. Boys will be boys, 8BitBirb.
Last summer I was doing my best to seduce who is my current boyfriend. We were going swimming at a friend’s house, and while they were changing into their bathing suits in the house, me and him make our way to the pool.
I take advantage of this moment to strip in front of him, as sensual as possible. (Bathing suit was underneath my clothes.)
He runs past me, full sprint, and cannonballs into the pool.
9. Good for you, Old_but_New.
I was dating a guy who told me upfront that he was terrible at picking up the signs that someone liked him, was flirting, etc. So on our third (?) date, we planned that he would stay the night at my place. I thought that was pretty obvious, but just to make sure, I put a bunch of condoms on a platter on the bed, with notes all around it, pointing to the platter that said “This is a sign!” He thought it was hilarious. We had sex. It was awesome.
10. Maybe he was imagining it, cageswithoutkeys.
I was laying down on a bench with my head in his lap talking about our previous /experiences/ (this was high school) and he told me he had never had a bj before. I told him, with my head in his crotch, that I could blow his mind. Nothing. Crickets.
11. onthedippy gives us the guy’s perspective.
This girl was sitting with our group of boys and saying “if I was to get with one of you, it would be you (my name)” And I was just like “Ah thanks very much, very kind of you to say that”
12. Well, coffeeisheroin you tried.
After a conversation with my boyfriend about not being obvious enough when trying to initiate sex, I decided to entice him by posing naked on the corner of the bed and seductively whispering “Hey, you” as he walked in the room.
His reaction? He walks in the room, gives me a bro nod, and says, “Hey, babe! I gotta poop.”
We did NOT end up having sex that night.
13. Alicewouldnever went all-in and we can’t blame her.
After many moons of trying get this guy in bed I straight up humped his leg in an act of horny desperation. He thought it was hilarious. Years later he asked me why we never hooked up.
Edit: some clarification
We were making out on his couch at the time. I didn’t just attack him and try to fuck his leg.