(04-12-2012 06:11 PM)FirstAidKit Wrote: Aaah, I've been totally guilty of this one. It's not all my fault, I swear! There are reasons!
Due to what I study and where I've worked, I've typically had male heavy or even split social circles. I'm also really friendly, and I get really into conversations about interesting things, and these social circles are full of interesting people. I've several times been really interested in talking to someone and had them take it as flirting... and when they express interest (especially if I wasn't expecting it - I react badly to things being sprung on me) I back WAY off, sometimes overcompensating and coming off as standoffish.
I'm glad you posted this, since I've always wondered the actual reason why some girls act interested and then back off the minute you show any interest. My response has always been to back off and move on regardless, but its nice to get some sort of explanation.