1. Guys Unbelievably Fear Rejection. Guys can’t be themselves around the girl they like because they hate being rejected. They don’t want to find out that the girl they find attractive isn’t attracted to them. And they don’t want to risk having the girl they like seeing them differently, so they put on this persona that they think she likes or wants instead of just being themselves and finding out.
2. Guys Don’t Want To Get Hurt. In this modern world of dating, it seems like no one wants to get hurt so they keep people away and when they get close, they push them away. So, it’s not just a guy thing, but guys tend to be more affected by heartbreak than girls because they are taught to be tough. Guys are told to just suck it up. So, when it comes to being real and authentic to a girl they like, their protective nature comes to life.
3. Guys Want To Be Their Best Selves. Guys like to impress the girl they’re romantically interested in. They want to charm their way into her heart and show her how right they are for each other. Maybe they’re not a 100% honest about their religious or political views because they don’t want to scare her away. Maybe they don’t talk about their feelings or what they’re going through because they don’t want to be judged or labeled as “needy.”
4. Being Vulnerable Is Scary. It takes a lot of courage to actually let someone in, to show them your imperfections, and to allow them to be there for you. It’s not an easy thing to tell the person you really like about your childhood, past love experiences and the things you failed doing in life. Therefore, guys don’t want the girl they like to feel sorry for them, but at the same time, they want her to understand how they’ve become the men they are today. They want to feel safe to be themselves around the girl they see potential with because all that guys really want is to be seen.