Girls Drop Hints, Guys Don't Get Them
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A gender-specific subtrope of Hint Dropping.

This trope is generally Truth in Television. On average girls tend to not be specific about how they're feeling or what they want and instead drop subtle hints, usually through body language. The problem is guys tend to be oblivious to hints. Especially body language. In comedies this often leads to misunderstandings, usually followed by the guy getting all the blame for not being more receptive and the girl getting zero blame for not being straightfoward.

Compare Captain Oblivious, Forgotten Anniversary, Oblivious to Love and Poor Communication Kills.
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