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People Break Down The Most Obvious Hints A Woman Was Interested In Them That They Missed

When meeting someone you're interested in, it's always best to avoid coming on too strong.

Doing so will likely not entice them to join you for a drink or coffee, but instead scare them away.

This is why it's always a good idea to subtly suggest your interest, by planting seeds and hints.

Of course, you don't want to be too subtle, as then your paramour might actually miss the fact you are interested in them, and move on to someone else.

Then too, some people have trouble taking the hint when it's practically staring them in the face.

Redditor AccidentRare6617 was eager to hear stories from people who somehow missed the obvious signs that someone was interested in them, leading them to ask:
"What's the most obvious hint a girl was interested in you but you missed all the signs?"

If She Wanted To "Study" She Would Have Stayed In The Living Room

"I was invited to her apartment to study on a Saturday night."

"After a little, she closed her door, we were on her bed."

"And we studied a little more until I left."- tryggvi747

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Body Heat, Maybe?

"My now wife gives me sh*t about this all the time so it's safe to share here."

"Back when we were dating, it was a cold winter's night and she texted that she was cold and if there was anything I could do to warm her up."

"I offered to plastic seal her windows."

"Yeah I totally missed that pitch."- rcowie

Love And Basketball...

"I ran into a girl who I knew a little through some friends."

"We were talking and she randomly asked if I wanted to play one-on-one basketball with her that afternoon."

"I had nothing else to do, so I said yes."

"We walked to her place to pick up a ball and for her to get changed."

"In her room, she handed me the basketball and then started undressing."

"I excused myself outside the door while she changed."

"She then held conversation with me while she got dressed in my line of sight."

"Then she asked 'So do you want to go, or... ?'"

"And oblivious me said 'Yeah, sure, let's shoot some hoops'."

"In hindsight, there was a lot of one-sided flirting on the court and afterward she again invited me to her place to cool down."

"But I declined, as I was sweaty and I went home to shower."- elevenghosts

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Wait For It...

"Looked up at me while clinging to my arm and stating, 'I could definitely see myself dating someone like you'."

"My brain was like, 'Neat! Maybe one day I'll find a girl who wants to go out with me after all!'"

"She continued this rather affectionate clinging for about a week, constantly holding on to my arm and making puppy dog eyes up at me."

"After that week, my friend asked her out and she accepted."

"They dated for two weeks before they discovered that they were blood-related first cousins."

"Then they continued dating for another week."- cascade_olympus

Good For Her For Being Confident?

"We had been hanging out for a bit and she was talking about how nice her t*ts were, she then follows it with 'maybe I should just show them to you'."

"'Oh no you don't need to do that!'"

"Luckily she really liked me and kept the press on for a few more weeks haha."

"We got married a few years later."- iamStanhousen

In Case You Wondered If It Really Impairs Your Judgement...

"My time to shine!"

"I was in college in the early 90's and sitting in my dorm room alone."

"I was high as hell."

"The hot girl down the hall that I had a crush on and spoke to occasionally came to my room and asked if I would watch her dance routine that was her final for her dance class."

"I was like 'sure' and went to her room."

"The room was dark except for some red lighting."

"I sat on the couch and she put on 'Enigma'."

"This was a VERY clear sign that I missed completely."

"She began her dance."

"She was in a unitard and I was totally hot for this girl."

"She did what I would now consider a personal lap dance for me."

"I was petrified with lust over the whole thing."

"When the song was over she came over to me, about 2 inches from my face sexy smiling and said, 'How was that?'"

"I looked at her and said, 'that was really cool, you'll do great', and left."

"I. LEFT."

"I walked back to my room and left."

"YEARS later I was driving my car to work, just daydreaming, like you do, and that memory popped up."

"I would have kicked myself had I been able to."- Luder714

Maybe She Would Have Been Better Off With 'Diego'?

"I was in a Starbucks in Argentina, and the girl taking my order asked my name to write on the cup."

"She didn't understand what I said, and when I picked the cup up, it said 'Diego', which isn't my name."

"Later that night I was chatting with a cute 20-something girl in the bar and I retold that story, and she looked at me with sultry eyes, her top slightly undone, and said something like 'what would Diego do with me tonight that <your name> wouldn't?'"

"It caught me completely off guard, and I said something stupid in return."

"It was like being in the final minutes of the Super Bowl, being tossed the game winning ball, only to fumble it in the end zone on live TV."

"I've lived with that regret a long time haha."

"What could have been."- tennyson77

They Got The Hint Eventually...

"Back in '84, I was working at this cool department store and this was this shy girl I'd chat it up with."

"I talk to anyone, so it was no big deal on my end."

"I was also a movie nut, so I'd say 'Hey, have you seen this or that?' and she'd give me an exasperated look and say 'No. No I haven't I need someone to go with'."

"I'd be like 'Ah, well, it's a good one'."

"We've been married for 33 years."- The68Guns

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They Needed To Be More Into Themsleves!

"In high school a gorgeous girl sent me anonymous love letters."

"I later found out she was the one sending them."

"She also asked me out to this dinner banquet thing."

"We went, but I was so shy I barely said anything."

"She still sent me letters afterwards."

"I had really low self esteem, and made every excuse to myself that she wasn't into me."

"It was like she was holding up a neon sign that she likes me and i didn't do anything about it."- uncultured_swine2099

"Years ago, just chatting with a co-worker day to day, just everyday conversation."

"Then one day, after another normal chit chat passing time casual conversation, she heads out, turns around grabs a pen and she writes her number on my arm and says 'Dude! Call me!'."

"And walked away seemingly frustrated."

"I just kinda stood there with eyebrows raised, my brain turning gears and it clicked!"

"...Oooohh!"- nukomyx

A Joke About Rubbing Organs Is Just Too Obvious...

"As I played the organ, she would turn pages for me and brush her body against my back while moving from right to left behind the organ bench to grab the next page."

"I thought she was rubbing me due to tight quarters between my organ and the choir loft railing."- Back2Bach

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It's easy to kick yourself in the head for missing what might seem like obvious cues that someone was into you.

Though it's really nothing to be embarrassed about, as subtlety is lost on some.

Then too, it's worth mentioning that maybe the reason you missed the cues, is that you weren't into them?

All's fair in love and seduction...

Things People Secretly Love But Would Never Admit To In Public

Reddit user sweet_chick283 asked: 'What do you secretly love that you would never admit to in public?;

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What makes us all unique is our passions and the things we love, whether it's singing in the shower, reading books, or listening to specific music artists.

Unfortunately, we live in a world where we are judged for our various tastes and interests thanks to social media, and it makes us consciously selective about sharing the things we love on the internet.

Curious to hear about people's personal desires under anonymity, Redditor sweet_chick283 asked:

"What do you secretly love that you would never admit to in public?"

These aren't really chores for the following Redditors.

Good Clean Fun

"Mopping, im a janitor and generally hate my work... but damn mopping is so good."

– MrDDog06

"When you have a great rhythm going it is something special. I get the same feeling while I vacuum, but won’t let my wife know I enjoy it."

– Bogus_34

Act Of Unwrinkling

"Ironing clothes. A dozen of them. Can’t explain how it relaxes me. I told one person and they looked at me like I’m crazy."

– eerie_white_glow

"My mum misses the days when dad would be out on a Friday night, my brother out with friends and me upstairs quietly playing PS1. She would pour herself a Bacardi & Coke and do the ironing while watching her TV shows."

"I'm sure she doesn't really miss it now that we've moved out and they've retired but it was her wind-down after a busy working week so I can see how people can find it relaxing."

– xdq

Our solo actions can spark joy.

Big Brother Is Watching

"pretending to be on the Truman show and whenever im in my house i act all inconspicuous so they dont know that i know that they’re watching me."

– Bec_121

"C’mon man, you’re not supposed to let him know. You signed a contract when signing up for live views. I’m reporting you."

– doeswaspsmakehoney

The Multi-Tasker

"Playing video games naked at home while eating cheese."

– thickening_agent

Releasing The Kraken

"I love the feeling when you've eaten good fibre and let out a solid long train log in the toilet. That feeling is heavenly."

– therapoootic

"Even better when it’s a clean wipe and not a poo crayon."

– TheWarmestHugz

Ultimate Comfort

"My (male 41) weekend routine is coming home from work, make hot chocolate, start a fire, dress in a ugly pink nightgown made for old ladies and watch forensic files."

– crazyloomis

Some people are obsessed with collecting things.

So Kawai

"Sanrio stationery stores. All those different multicolor pens, a thousand kinds of erasers, spiral bound notebooks galore... my kids sadly have absolutely no appreciation for this wonderland..."

– HavingNotAttained

It's A Staple

"Office supplies have a weird, special place in my heart ever since I was a kid. They don't even have to be 'cute' necessarily."

"Japan's legendary stationery stores is unironically a reason I want to go."

– _CozyLavender_

Not Caring Anymore

"The older I get the shorter that list gets. Not because I love less things, but because I don't care about hiding it."

– Bi-Beast

"YES!! I'm 53 now. I'm working my first job in public since 2006. Today is Halloween and we're allowed to dress up so I am sitting here waiting to go to work dressed as a VERY bad Wednesday Addams. My bf said I'd 'look stupid' because no one else will probably dress up and I'm like, 'WHO CARES!' My makeup looks horrible and not like I practiced, but I DO NOT CARE! I'm having fun with it anyhow and I don't care if my coworkers dress up or not. I'm bein' ME! :)"

– deanie1970

Honorable mentions start here.

The Savior

"Picking up worms from the street and sidewalks when it rains and moving them into the dirt so they don’t burn in the sun, every time it rains I do this."

– sky_kitten89

Hero Of The Moment

"Yoooo I scoot SO many snails and worms. I work as a tech/mechanic at an automotive shop, I had a peoject car towed to my house the other day and it was covered in snails. I saw them when the tow guy/coworker was unloading and I was like, 'oh! It comes with free snails!' and began moving them. He laughed then realized and said, '... Oh, you're serious. Uh... Okay.'"

"I don't care who knows it. These little things barely can look out for themselves, why shouldn't we if we can take a moment to help? I don't care what happens next, it probably doesn't matter overall but I can help this moment."

– chris14020

Why should some of the hidden desires mentioned above have to be secret?

Redditors opening up about some of these would make them a hit at parties–no shaming.

As a matter of fact, I'll totally be down for a Forensic Files viewing party where we all make hot chocolate, light the fireplace, and cozy up together in our respective pink ugly nightgowns for old ladies.

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