It is surprising that needy men are on the rise.

Men have traditionally been know as hard working and independent creatures but in recent times some of them have turned out to be extremely emotionally needy.

Though it is hard to imagine why a woman would accommodate a needy man, some of them are lured by the men into relationships under what you could call “false pretences”.

They fall in love only to find themselves stuck in a place where they didn’t ever dream they would be – stuck with an emotional needy man.

Why needy men are on the rise

There are many factors that have prompted the rise of needy men; some of these include

  • Gender equality, and the increasing influence of women on society and decision-making positions
  • No longer being needed as much has had this surprising side effect – women don’t necessarily need men to provide for them anymore as they can now make the same income as men
  • More accepting society – In some countries there would be no such thing as a needy man, but the western world, along with the new age guy have made it this way

To sum it up – needy men are on the rise because the society has eroded such social norms.

Signs of a needy man

Being with a needy partner can become emotionally exhausting, hence it’s important to look out for signs of neediness before you get into a relationship.

How to tell if he is needy or not is not always easy but it’s possible if you look out for a few clues.

One of the signs of a needy partner is the fact that he misses you all the time.

Even when you’ve been apart for a few minutes he sends you messages and phone calls that he can’t stand being away from you and he needs you.

This may be nice at first but over time it can become quite annoying.

Sometimes you may even think to yourself “get a life buddy”!

Needy men normally try to rush things along. They want to get into a relationship after even as few as 2 dates, they want to marry you right away, and they basically don’t want to wait for the relationship to develop.

They want to seal the deal and lock you down as quickly as they can.

Needy men want to be in every part of your life; they’ll often add you on every social network, they’ll comment on all your photos, they may change their Facebook status to “In a relationship” even though that’s not officially the case, and they will always want to talk to you.

They basically suffocate you and do not give you room to interact with others.

Another sign of how to tell if he is needy or not is if a man gives constant ultimatums.

Clingy men will often give you ultimatums such as “It’s either your friends or me”.

They don’t want anything to come between you and them, because they want you all to themselves.

You may also notice that these kind of men don’t have friends anymore because their world revolves around you.

A needy man may also enjoy arguing with you as it may make you feel inferior, which in his mind means that you need him just as he needs you.

He’ll often ask for reassurance of whether you still love him and want to be with him.

He’s generally an insecure man even if you’ve been dating for a while.

There are other signs of how to tell if he is needy or not, but the ones listed above are the main ones.

Whether you’re looking for or trying to avoid, a needy man, the signs above should be able to help you.

Published by Jack Raverton

After two marriages and a number of relationships with all manner of woman Jack has seen a lot of different things over the last few years. Jack recognizes that neediness can be a huge turn off in any relationship, so shares how not to be that needy guy, and also how to recognize the signs in others.

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