9 Instances where Women “Tried Too Hard and Failed” When Meeting a Guy for the First Time

2. You listened patiently when a guy needed to complain and became his confidante

“He asked to speak to me, so I thought he might ask me out. But he just needed romantic advice.” You could end up being his trusted advisor when you try too hard to be a good listener. If you notice that a guy is only using you as a sounding board, you should have enough courage to walk away or change the subject to something you’re interested in.