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23rd Mar '17 1:09:55 PM LinTaylor
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* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' presents this trope mostly for comedy, but with a bit of sad irony behind it. Nyarko's [[ClingyJealousGirl clingy]], [[ManicPixieDreamGirl manic]], and [[LovableSexManiac horny]] way of expressing her feelings for Mahiro puts him off and makes him respond with {{Slapstick}}, which only makes Nyarko redouble her efforts, meaning she's only sabotaging herself. Mahiro has remarked that her zaniness isn't just bothersome, but makes her declarations of love hard to believe (especially since she's fond of telling fibs for humorous effect). After he tells her as much in one episode, Nyarko responds that she has a hard time expressing herself ''without'' being goofy, but promises to keep saying it until he believes her -- [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and then says "I love you" in a sweet, heartfelt, and honest manner]].

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* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' presents this trope mostly for comedy, but with a bit of sad irony behind it. Nyarko's [[ClingyJealousGirl clingy]], [[ManicPixieDreamGirl manic]], and [[LovableSexManiac horny]] way of expressing her feelings for Mahiro puts him off and makes him respond with {{Slapstick}}, which only makes Nyarko redouble her efforts, meaning she's only sabotaging herself. Mahiro has remarked In one episode he openly admits that if Nyarko were less aggressive he'd probably have returned her feelings by now[[note]]sadly, he says this too quietly for her to hear and refuses to repeat himself[[/note]], and in another he outright tells her that her zaniness isn't just bothersome, but makes her declarations of love hard to believe (especially since she's fond of telling fibs for humorous effect). After he tells her as much in one episode, Nyarko responds that she has a hard time expressing herself ''without'' being goofy, but promises to keep saying it until he believes her -- [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and then says "I love you" in a sweet, heartfelt, and honest manner]].
14th Mar '17 4:32:11 PM WriterGirl2015
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Kaneki has feelings for unassuming, shy, and kind girls like Rize and Eto. They're both attractive and like books like he does with Eto actually being his favorite author. At least before he finds out they're ghouls with homicidal crushes on him who simultaneously flirt with him while trying to kill/eat him.
14th Mar '17 3:50:25 PM secretfan14
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* Sousuke from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'': Tessa was a gentle, weak {{Dojikko}} DamselInDistress... sounds good so far for the manly ego, right? Only... her pursuit and tactics for chasing him are ''way'' too aggressive. He was ''scared'' of her, and had to constantly protect himself from being taken advantage of by her. Numerous times, she slithered out of her bed at night and [[DudeShesLikeInAComa tried to take advantage of him in his sleep]]. Unfortunately for her, it's explained that ever since the past, Sousuke has gotten SICK of [[EvenTheGuysWantHim aggressive admirers]] trying to rape him. ([[StalkerWithACrush Gauron]] made it worse.) The fact that she's his ''commanding officer'' seems to have a lot to do with Sousuke's nervousness with her affections. He understands and is comfortable with the power dynamic between a commander and a subordinate, but when she tries to push a more, err, ''personal'' element into it, that drives him out of his comfort zone and into a social dimension where he does not know how to respond. On the other hand, the first girl he ever develops feelings for is a bashful {{Tsundere}} who expresses her feelings for him in the most roundabout way. Nami is similar.

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* Sousuke from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'': Tessa was a gentle, weak {{Dojikko}} DamselInDistress... sounds good so far for the manly ego, right? Only... her pursuit and tactics for chasing him are ''way'' too aggressive. He was ''scared'' of her, and had to constantly protect himself from being taken advantage of by her. Numerous times, she slithered out of her bed at night and [[DudeShesLikeInAComa tried to take advantage of him in his sleep]]. Unfortunately for her, it's explained that ever since the past, Sousuke has gotten SICK of [[EvenTheGuysWantHim aggressive admirers]] trying to rape him. ([[StalkerWithACrush Gauron]] made it worse.) The fact that she's his ''commanding officer'' seems to have a lot to do with Sousuke's nervousness with her affections. He understands and is comfortable with the power dynamic between a commander and a subordinate, but when she tries to push a more, err, ''personal'' element into it, that drives him out of his comfort zone and into a social dimension where he does not know how to respond. On the other hand, the first girl he ever develops feelings for is a bashful {{Tsundere}} who expresses her feelings for him in the most roundabout way. Nami is similar.
17th Jan '17 9:11:21 AM DrOO7
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* There's a similar moment in ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' when the titular character rather timidly makes advances to husband Sully. When he asks why she's being so meek, she shyly admits "I was always taught. . .a woman shouldn't ask. . ." Sully assures her that not only does he not mind, in the Cheyenne culture, women aren't exactly encouraged to make the first move, they aren't discouraged either.

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* There's a similar moment in ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' when the titular character rather timidly makes advances to husband Sully. When he asks why she's being so meek, she shyly admits "I was always taught. . .a woman shouldn't ask. . ." Sully assures her that not only does he not mind, in the Cheyenne culture, while women aren't exactly encouraged to make the first move, they aren't discouraged either.


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** It also claimed that, "100% of men surveyed said that they hate it when a woman asks them out--"It ruins all the fun.""
3rd Jan '17 9:36:53 AM matruz
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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the Mexican film ''Film/LadiesNight'' when Ana confronts Roco for running away from Alicia.
19th Dec '16 7:15:34 PM JackG
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* ''Vengeance'' by George Jonas. The protagonist, an Israeli Mossad agent, is turned off when a woman in a hotel bar invites him up to her room before he has a chance to ask her. This saves his life, as she turns out to be a ProfessionalKiller sent to assassinate them (one of his colleagues takes up the offer and is found dead the next day).
12th Dec '16 7:43:47 AM MiinU
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* Yukinari of ''Manga/GirlsBravo'' is wary of girls in general because he's been beat up/bullied by them his entire life and he developed an allergy to girls as a result. [[JustifiedTrope This is why he]] likes the sweet, ditzy Miharu and is creeped out by Lisa's constant attempts to abduct and seduce him.
7th Dec '16 11:44:27 AM Gosicrystal
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* The modern version of this advice is usually justified by saying [[AllMenArePerverts all men are perverts]] (thus ignoring the fact that it is ''not the case'') and they prefer to be asked out ''too much'' and won't say no often enough. So supposedly a man saying yes doesn't really tell a woman if he really likes her or just didn't have anything better to do at the time.

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* The modern version of this advice is usually justified by saying [[AllMenArePerverts all men are perverts]] AllMenArePerverts (thus ignoring the fact that it is ''not the case'') and they prefer to be asked out ''too much'' and won't say no often enough. So supposedly a man saying yes doesn't really tell a woman if he really likes her or just didn't have anything better to do at the time.
7th Dec '16 11:42:52 AM Gosicrystal
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It's prevalent in anime, as the Japanese have [[ValuesDissonance different]] ideas of gender roles relative to the Anglosphere and Europe. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Let's leave it at that.]]

Not to be confused with AllMenArePerverts.

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It's prevalent in anime, as the Japanese have [[ValuesDissonance different]] ideas of gender roles relative to the Anglosphere and Europe. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Let's leave it at that.]]

Not to be confused with AllMenArePerverts.
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7th Dec '16 11:41:01 AM Gosicrystal
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This is where a guy is shown to be actively put off by a girl's aggressive pursuit of him. Conversely, if she were more [[ShrinkingViolet shy and modest]] about her feelings, he would like her more. The use of this normally implies that men want to be the ones to chase and pursue a relationship, and ''hate'' it when it looks like, for any moment, this is ''not'' the case. To put it simply: A man wants to catch a woman; not be caught.

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This is where a guy is shown to be actively put off by a girl's aggressive pursuit of him. Conversely, if she were more [[ShrinkingViolet shy and modest]] about her feelings, he would like her more. The use of this normally implies that men want to be the ones to chase and pursue a relationship, and ''hate'' it when it looks like, for any moment, this is ''not'' the case. To put it simply: A a man wants to catch a woman; not be caught.



Not to be confused with [[AllMenArePerverts No Guy Wants To Be Chaste]].

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Not to be confused with [[AllMenArePerverts No Guy Wants To Be Chaste]].AllMenArePerverts.
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