One of the recurring topics here at Paging Dr. NerdLove is the subject of creepers and creepy behavior. It’s a perennial topic because just about every day gives yet another example of creepy behavior to talk about. Almost every woman out there has story after story about creepers in her life – a never-ending parade of guys who set their skin to trying to crawl clean off their body.
At the same time, one of the biggest fears that socially inexperienced guys have is that they’re going to be creepy by accident. And in fairness: creepy is often in the eye of the beholder; in fact, one of the most common complaints about creepy behavior is that being creepy just means “not being attractive”.
However, now we have some science to actually nail down just what makes somebody creepy and what makes someone else roguishly charming. By being a little more aware of why certain behaviors are creepy, you can avoid being yet another creeper.