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Some of the best women are single, which can lead people to wonder, do men feel intimidated by certain women? And while different men are going to think different things on this subject, an Ask Reddit post recently came to rescue us from our confusion.

On the post, u/MissTreated42 asks, “What do you consider “intimidating” in a woman?” She goes on to say that she has been told she is intimidating but doesn’t understand why and calls on Reddit to clear this up. She asks the men to explain why they would be intimidated by a woman, and the answers they came up with are pretty interesting, to say the least. I went through and found the top 10 in my opinion, but be sure to check out the post for yourself.

1. LivingShdw says

My interpretation of “Intimidating” is that a guy doesn’t see you making any room for him. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but basically, you might be coming off as too self-sufficient.

2. Scotiej says

That would depend entirely on the woman. Some are intimidating because they’re demeaning and judgmental, while others are confident and secure with who they are. The former is bad, and the latter is good.

3. teclado_sw says

It probably depends on the person. I’m very intimidated by a woman who I feel is “out of my league” in the looks department, but I’ve never been intimidated by wit or intellect. I might be intimidated by wealth or status.

Maybe they just think you have high expectations or standards that they are not sure they could live up to.

4. DONUTof_noFLAVOR says

I only say a woman is intimidating when I find her personality to be impressively intense – that is, I don’t think she’d find me interesting or enjoyable whatsoever. That’s just me though, and I’ve only met a handful of women fitting that description.

For most guys, including my friends, it means you’re unapproachable.

5. hera425 says

I find other women intimidating if they’re extremely striking/gorgeous, well-dressed indicating wealth and social status, or very confidence coupled with seeming stand-offish and unapproachable.

6. aptolfa says,

When they’re so pretty, you look at yourself and doubt if you’re worthy

7. poopybuttheart says

When a woman really has her shit together, it intimidates me and makes me feel like she would not want a relationship with me because I feel I do not have my shit together in comparison.

8. misko91 says

I generally use “intimidating” to mean one of the following: “Very intense” or “Seems likely to start shouting with little provocation or warning.”

Both make me nervous in a bad way.

9. boolean_sledgehammer says

Unless you’re wielding a flamethrower, chances are you’re not “intimidating.” That’s usually a term that gets bandied about in place of “difficult to get along with.”

10.WildWolfOfMibu says

A scowl.

If you are a man, and you find some women intimidating, let us know why in the comments.