What is 'creepiness'?
How do you define it?
A lot of guys really dislike this term. There are all kinds of unfavorable definitions for it out there, such as "Creepy is just what a woman calls a man she does not find attractive."
But everyone's felt creeped out by someone at some point.
Even if you're a guy, I have no doubt you've felt creeped out. Whether by:
Some shifty character you suspected was getting ready to mug you
Some gay guy or transsexual you suspected wanted to get with you
Some lonely individual tagging along with you or your friend group
... you've probably been creeped out by someone.
So what is this 'creepy feeling', exactly?
In the past, I've defined creepiness as being a result of someone hiding his true intentions (see: How to Not Be a Creepy Guy). However, today we'll go deeper still.
You see, there are certain rules that govern 'creepiness'.
The better you know them, the better you will be at not triggering the 'creepy switch'.