Sure, our partners are the people we are closest to but that doesn’t mean we cannot still creep them out from time to time. You could be giving your partner the creeps without even realizing it.
Sometimes it is not as easy or simple to pick up on and so communication is very important. Even if something seems normal to you, it could be quite strange to your partner. Below I am going to go over some of the more common ways we tend to creep out our partners without realizing it. Do you do any of these things and how does your partner react to them?
9 Things You Might Do That Could Be Creeping Your Partner Out:
1. Being overly mushy towards them.
Sure, some people like the mushy stuff but if you are quick to say I love you and even quicker to woo your partner they might get turned off before things even progress more. It’s fine to be close with your partner and you can say sweet things, but there also needs to be conversation outside of the mushy stuff. Your partner is going to get creeped out of he or she thinks you are too clingy.
2. Adding their friends or family on social media.
Once you’ve met them and are progressing in your relationship adding his or her friends and family is fine but you shouldn’t do it right off the bat. You need to become more comfortable with one another and talk it over. Your partner might not want you to be close with his or her family just yet or maybe they’re not on good terms, don’t overstep boundaries. It’s just a wee bit creepy.
3. Texting them constantly.
Sure texting is fine but we all have our lives to live. If you blow up his or her phone 24/7 chances are they are going to get a little creeped out. You can’t expect them to drop everything and focus on you forever, life does not have a pause button.
4. Bragging about yourself.
One of the biggest things that creeps others out is bragging. Your partner doesn’t want to hear about your previous sexual conquests or the things you’ve done that make him or her inferior. Talk about the past but don’t obsess over it. Be able to have a normal conversation.
5. Sharing too much too quickly.
Sharing too much too quickly will completely drive someone in the wrong direction. Share a little at a time, don’t dive right in. The more you share the stranger things might end up being. Give him or her time to process things.
6. Pointing out when they do something similar to someone in your family.
Don’t say things like ‘oh my dad does that’ or ‘you kind of look like my brother’ this is super creepy for obvious reasons.You might not think much of it but they will. It’s just odd, think before you speak.
7. Not showing much emotion at all.
If you don’t show any emotion at all that could also be a problem. You need to find a good common ground and balance in the middle. You can be a little emotional without seeming like an overly attached mess.
8. Bringing up old relationships too often.
Don’t constantly bring up old boyfriends or girlfriends. This makes them think you are still hung up on the past. It is weird and will ruin your relationship with this person before it even begins.
9. Forcing your partner to make all the decisions.
If you force your partner into making all of the decisions they won’t feel like they’re dating a person they will feel like they’re dating a robot. You matter and you need to speak up. Don’t be someone without a personality just because you want to find love.
Try to be more mindful of your partner even if you haven’t been together for long. Once again, communication is extremely important. Respect one another and always talk everything through.