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Wtaf did I just read?

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DunhamO Sat 01-Apr-17 12:46:25

Surely this cannot be a thing? No human in their right mind really consciously goes through this thought process?

Read the term 'negging' on another thread and this was amongst the google results


Asmoto Sat 01-Apr-17 12:55:20

Good grief! I hope any 'hot girls' he tries this on have the sense to tell him to fuck off.

floraeasy Sat 01-Apr-17 12:58:44

Oh yes, negging is a thing.

It seems to work on some girls, unfortunately.

Rescuepuppydaft2 Sat 01-Apr-17 13:26:04

I have no words...........their Mother's must be so proud

PlayOnWurtz Sat 01-Apr-17 13:34:50

Link isn't working for me. What does it mean?

Finola1step Sat 01-Apr-17 13:35:58


DixieFlatline Sat 01-Apr-17 13:37:08

This has been around for ages and seems to be used much more widely than just people who are actively into PUA now. It has spread like a disease.

DixieFlatline Sat 01-Apr-17 13:37:49

mrsBeverleygoldberg Sat 01-Apr-17 13:39:00

Seems like a good way to stay single!

CommonSenseIsNotAllThatCommon Sat 01-Apr-17 13:44:07

It's basically a new term for an abusive loser.

Neverknowing Sat 01-Apr-17 13:44:53

Wtaf?!? This is so disgusting and degrading. This is that fucking entitled view that women are yours for the taking. Fuck this is gross angry

akwan Sat 01-Apr-17 13:45:52

Jesus that's green

akwan Sat 01-Apr-17 13:46:03


Obsidian77 Sat 01-Apr-17 13:48:05

It's been around for a while. It worries me because it seems to entrench misogynistic behaviours in men who struggled anyway to connect with women as human beings.

Sweets101 Sat 01-Apr-17 13:48:32

*An example of Negging a girl would be:
"You are nearly as tall as me. I like tall girls (LIFT). Are those heels 4 or 5 inches (DROP)?"
You say, "Ahhh, that's so funny ... you nose moves when you speak...... (pointing and being cute) look there it goes again ... its so... quaint ... haha look"
She'll say, "ahhh, stoppp!"*blush*.
Now she is self conscious and having her in this state is where you want her. You have neghit her.*
I wouldn't even register either of those comments as negative, boring and dull but not negative. If someone said you are nearly as tall as me how high are your heals 4 or 5 inches, I'd think they were a bit thick immediately contradicting themselves like that.

Sweets101 Sat 01-Apr-17 13:48:56

Ahh bold fail!

picklemepopcorn Sat 01-Apr-17 13:50:14

It's a sophisticated version of 'treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen'. Basically, they end up working hard to gain your approval.

SailAwayWithMeHoney Sat 01-Apr-17 13:52:49

Unfortunately it is a thing...sometimes it's so low-key it might not be instantly recognisable.

Bisquitine Sat 01-Apr-17 13:54:26

Just asked 21yr old DS, he's never heard of it.

ComedyofTerrors Sat 01-Apr-17 13:59:01

One of the replies called him a sad boring wanker, I couldn't have put it better.

knackeredinyorkshire Sat 01-Apr-17 14:09:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Holowiwi Sat 01-Apr-17 14:16:25

It is a thing unfortunately some do it so well you won't recognise the comment as negative

ThumbWitchesAbroad Sat 01-Apr-17 14:31:25

Bloody hell, what an unpleasant thing to do. angry

Doublevodkaredbull Sat 01-Apr-17 14:48:06

It's a real thing. I see lads do it every Saturday night when I'm at work. The cockier groups will even try it on me when I'm serving them drinks.

I have a "no manners, no alcohol" rule so they don't get very far.

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