Zany Story of Unnoticed Hints: The Case of the Cold Girl Left Alone

Jaxon Wildwood

Updated Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

Have you ever dropped a hint so obvious that you thought there was no way it could go unnoticed? Well, one Reddit user by the name of "ironmanwannabegirl" shared her amusing experience on a thread titled, "Ladies, what is the most obvious hint you've dropped that went unnoticed by a guy?" And let me tell you, her story had everyone laughing and shaking their heads in disbelief.

According to ironmanwannabegirl, she and her current boyfriend were in that awkward "friends that flirt" stage. She was eager for him to make a move, so she devised a plan during a hot summer evening. They were sitting in his backyard with a group of friends, enjoying some beers. As she casually sat on the same lawn chair as him, she wiggled in and nonchalantly mentioned, "I'm cold."

Now, what do you think her boyfriend did? Did he wrap his arms around her to keep her warm? Did he offer her his jacket? No, not even close. Instead, he left her alone in the chair and proceeded to build a giant fire. Yes, you read that right. He took it upon himself to create a blazing inferno, oblivious to her attempt at getting closer. It took him a whole hour to complete his fiery masterpiece. And after all that effort, he nonchalantly sat back down in a different lawn chair.

The response to ironmanwannabegirl's story was a mix of amusement and disbelief. One user, "DaReelEllenPao," humorously commented, "No man passes up a good excuse to light s*** on fire." It seems like her boyfriend saw the opportunity for a bonfire and completely missed the romantic hint.

This story sparked a discussion among users about the difficulties of dropping hints and the importance of clear communication. Many expressed their frustrations with the expectation that women should rely on subtle cues instead of openly expressing their desires. Some even shared their own experiences of missed hints and the confusion it caused in their relationships.

The lesson learned from this zany tale is that sometimes, dropping hints just doesn't cut it. Men and women alike need direct, clear communication to avoid any misunderstandings. So, ladies, if you want something, don't be afraid to speak up and be explicit about your intentions. And fellas, take note: sometimes, when a woman says she's cold, she doesn't necessarily want a fire, but rather your warm embrace.

Ironmanwannabegirl's attempt at dropping a hint went hilariously unnoticed. Her boyfriend's eagerness to build a fire overshadowed any romantic intentions she may have had. This story serves as a reminder that clear and direct communication is key in any relationship. So, don't be afraid to speak your mind and express your desires. After all, it's better to be straightforward and avoid any confusion or missed opportunities for connection.

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This post is about voting age, but for any newcomers: the guy did not miss the hint, the guy solved the problem and gave her personal space.


We was presented with a problem and solved it.


Ladies, men don't understand hints. We need direct, clear communication. Tell us what you want and we'll give it to you


They say men are bad at picking subtle and not-so-subtle hints, but looking at lesbian memes and subreddits, women seem just as bad at picking on them too. Maybe the issue is the hints themselves?


Don’t hint, tell.


I've always been direct. I asked my now husband out


Was into a girl in middle school and high school, she used to come over just randomly. Literally spent the day with her older sister and her the day she was gonna move. She asked me if I had anything to ask her for when she moved. H******** I was dumb.


STOP F***ING "DROPPING HINTS." State your opinions or desires in plain English (or Spanish or Japanese or French or Swahili or whateverthef*** your native language may be). You're an adult and presumably so is he. Act like it.


She should've said "You're nice and warm."


My fiance (been together 6 years now getting married this year) point blank asked me if I wanted to date her or not after a few weeks of being friends that flirt. Exactly what I needed because i'm for sure the guy in this anecdote

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