To intimidating people the premise behind relative dating is

And don’t get me wrong, this isn’t someone looking for geeky attention or a propped up fantasy. But “intimidating” is almost uselessly vague, especially if they keeps coming up; it covers a multitude of meanings to the point that it means everything and nothing at once. She has a job she loves that pays good money, money that she likes to spend on her geeky hobbies and toys. – she hears the same thing over and over again: “You’re too intimidating…” Does this sound familiar to you? In fact, going by the number of emails I get from my readers, it’s most common issue that geek (or geek-curious) women encounter when they’re interested in dating. You would have said I was brave and strong and smart. Somehow in the past two years, I've lost my marriage, my job, my home and most of my money. Or he may just be the sort of person who prefers a quieter, demure, more “feminine” personality. While there are plenty who can appreciate an outgoing partner – one who would compliment them, be the yang to their yin – more are likely to feel steamrolled by someone so dominant.

So, I started doing some digging into what makes people intimidating. Thankfully, God loves me just the way I am and I know He'll help me take one step at a time to grow into a softer, more approachable person...

Wide smiles that reach your eyes (the “Duchenne Smile”) and open, welcoming body language can make a shy or introverted guy feel more welcome.

Showing genuine interest or honest appreciation in his accomplishments or hobbies can also help him overcome feelings of “What could she possibly see in me?

Some were tomboys growing up and take pride in being one of the guys.

Others were late bloomers or women who have had few female role models in their lives.

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