What Is the Most Obvious Hint You’ve Dropped That Went Unnoticed by a Guy?
Men generally aren’t famous for being super observant, even when subtle nudity is involved. No offence intended to all the astute gentlemen out there, I’m sure there are times when they can be quick on the uptake. But generally speaking, if you want your man to understand how you’re feeling, hinting at it vaguely will get you nowhere. You have to spell that shit out clearly.
Women of Reddit were asked “Ladies, what is the most obvious hint you’ve dropped that went unnoticed by a guy?” and the response was overwhelming, to say the least. More than 20,000 comments later, and everyone is still just as frustrated and bewildered at the state of communication between the sexes than ever before.
Here are some of the best answers.
♥♥ My current boyfriend and I started out in this weird ‘friends that flirt’ stage. I was trying to find a way to get him to make a move. One very hot evening we were sitting in his backyard with a few of our friends drinking beer. I sat on the SAME lawn chair as him, kind of wiggled in, and said: “I’m cold”.
He left me alone in the chair and proceeded to build a giant fire. It took like an hour. When he was finished making the fire he sat back down in a DIFFERENT lawn chair. – ironmanwannabegirl
♥♥ We were married two full years before I finally understood that if she took a bath at night I was going to get some. Watched a lot of baseball while she lay sparkling clean in bed alone. – 1968PonyBoy
♥♥ I was staying the night at a female friend’s house. I had a huge crush on her and it was the first night sleeping in the same bed.
Her: Just so you know, jeans aren’t allowed in my bed. You have to take them off.
Me: Hahaha that’s a dumb rule. keeps them on
That one still stings. – Czar-Fox
♥♥ Feeling a little flirtatious, I suggested we could take a shower together, you know, to save water, wink wink. His response? “Why? We don’t pay for water.” – Eternally_Curious_
♥♥ I told him “I think you’re really cute and I like you. A lot.” He said “…. uh, thanks”.
Accepting this unrequited crush, I decided I was happy being friends with him. Three months later he spent hours comforting me after a disastrous night and then finally confessed he had feelings for me, going back 6 months. When I asked why he didn’t say anything when I told him my feelings “but I wasn’t sure you liked me”
That was 4 years ago, he’s still as cute and dense now, and is fast asleep next to me. – InappropriateUnicorn
♥♥ A male friend asked what I wanted to do that night. I said “you”. He didn’t even seem to register what I had said. He was like “we should go see a movie”. He is now my boyfriend of 7 years. – Murrymonster
♥♥ After many moons of trying to get this guy in bed I straight up humped his leg in an act of horny desperation while making out on the couch. He thought it was hilarious. Years later he asked me why we never hooked up. – Alicewouldnever
♥♥ My fiance and I were chatting on FB Messenger near the start of our relationship and it went something like this:
Him: I haven’t had sex in 2 years
Me: That’s quite a streak, I’d hate to mess it up 😉
Him: Yeah it’s been awhile – IvytheSneaky
♥♥ I started talking to a guy who was behind on Game Of Thrones. So I offered to give him my HBO password so we could watch it at his place, thinking it would be a good excuse to hang out. He ends up marathoning the show without me. We’re dating now, but he sure as hell will not watch season 7 without me. – avameow
♥♥ 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.
We were in a public park and I was a 16 year old with a rapidly approaching curfew. I didn’t expect him to whip it out but I wanted him to have it in mind. I did end up delivering, but not before trying to be coy one last time and being completely straightforward the third time. – cageswithoutkeys
♥♥ Hitting on my now boyfriend of three years. I was complimenting him on how handsome he was and how he had beautiful eyes. I wanted a closer view of them so he texted me this creepy ass shot of his eyeball with his eye as widely opened as possible. He legitimately thought that’s what I wanted. After our first date, I immediately started talking about potential future dates and how much fun I had with him. I stayed out so late that I missed my friends party. However, because I didn’t hug him properly and asked to split the cost of the meal, he thought I wasn’t actually interested. – HelloPanda22
♥♥ At 17, I met this girl and she said come over. Let’s hang out. It’s 2am. We hang out near her house. And at 3 am, she’s like. “Let’s go upstairs and have some coffee”
I said “No. I’m good. I’m tired. This was fun. Let’s do it again ok?” And just left. She never responded to me again.
At 31, I was in a diner with a few friends and they were talking about how we missed signals. I started to laugh and.. it hit me. Holy shit she wanted sex. God damn it. – jesterb00m
♥♥ I stripped completely naked, played sexy music and started rubbing his shoulders. He didn’t even turn around and just asked if I wanted to order pizza for dinner… – VeedleDee
♥♥ Her: Let’s hang out after school, nobody is going to be at my house
Me: Ok cool
Drive her home and hang out with her.
Her: Hey I have a finished attic I like to hang out in and watch movies
Me: Ok cool
Go in the attic where a couch, sheets on the floor, and a TV on a stand are chilling. Turn on some random movie and she proceeds to cuddle on me.
Her: So what do you want to do?
Me: Idk random chatter about movie
Her: My last boyfriend couldn’t last more than 2 minutes with me. No guy has actually.
Me: Oh I could do better than that
Her: Oh yeah? 😉
Me: random chatter about movie
This is not a fire drill folks, this actually happened. She ghosted me pretty hard after that and I didn’t really understand why until years later when I critically thought about that situation.
Don’t worry I got better. A girl in college (my now wife) came onto me at a party by saying “I’m going to bed if you wanna join me.” Got off the couch and went right in there. I talked to her about math for about an hour but we got to the good stuff, don’t worry. – metalcheezburger
♥♥ 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. – coffeeisheroin
♥♥ One day shortly before my husband returned home from work I stripped down and put on one of his button up shirts, jumped into bed, sat all sexy like and waited for him to get home. He gets home and walks into the bedroom. Boom! Naked wife with her boobs hanging out of your shirt, I thought I was being obvious.
Nope. He lays in bed next to me, talks about his day and looks to be getting ready for a nap. I thought, “Oh, maybe he’s super tired. I’ll catch him after his nap.” I jump out of bed, but some pants and a shirt on and go down the hallway to fold laundry.
Not but a couple minutes later my husband comes running down the hallway before coming to screeching halt in front of me, he’s doing his best to be smooth with a hint of awkward. He didn’t realise I was initiating sexy time at all. He pulled out all his best moves and dragged me back into the bedroom. – RedditsInBed2
♥♥ We were leaving the beach, and I decided to try the ‘change the suit under the towel’ trick. Keeping eye contact, I told him if I messed up and flashed him, I hope he likes what he sees. He promptly turned around to give me privacy. – lengthlyeyebrowhair
I dunno, do we need a code word or something? Have you ever made an attempt to hint at an attraction that fell on deaf ears? We’d love to hear it! Tell us in the comments!
Edited slightly for clarity.
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