27 Signs of a Weak Man In A Relationship (And How to Handle It)

by April Maccario

It’s a good idea to understand the signs of a weak man in a relationship because you don’t want to be with a guy who is lacking a healthy amount of self-confidence. 

According to one article by Psychology Today, someone who is suffering from this kind of insecurity may actually make you start to question your own self-confidence and self-worth. 

You definitely don’t want that, and you don’t, in any way, deserve that! No one should make you feel as though you are less of a person, especially a man you are in a relationship with. Of course, there’s a good possibility that he doesn’t mean to make you feel that way, but he’s still unintentionally making you feel bad about yourself, and that’s not healthy.

How does a man do something like this? Well, he is probably just projecting his insecurities onto you without meaning to. However, if this is unintentional, it’s likely that he won’t change over time. You can always go to counseling together and try to work through these issues, especially if this is a long-term relationship that you’ve invested a lot in. 

In this article, we’ll examine guys like this in detail, so get ready!

Why Do Some Men Act Weak?

As mentioned above, some guys are just insecure, so they project their insecurities on the women they are dating. Other guys exhibit the signs of a weak man by playing insecure mind games with women. That’s not going to help your relationship work, so make sure the guy you are dating is not in the category of “weak men.” Weak men don’t treat women right.

Many weak men look for someone else to who they can project their insecure feelings onto, which can be quite hurtful, especially if you have no idea what you did wrong (if you even did anything at all). Weak men just don’t know how to express feelings in the right way, so these relationships are often more trouble than they are worth because they are often one-sided.

A relationship like this takes work because weak men don’t really know how to have healthy connections with others. They feel like they are constantly under attack from everyone else, even if no one had that intention. Instead of indulging a guy like this with his many problems, you may be better off trying to get with a real man who can treat you with love and respect.

27 Signs of Weakness in a Man

1. He rushes the relationship

he rushes the relationship

Does he make you feel uncomfortable with the pace that our relationship is moving along? If he’s already calling you his girlfriend after the first date, you may be looking at someone who doesn’t have much self-confidence because he is assuming you feel the same way without even asking you for any input! 

2. He’s always looking for faults of yours

Weak men do this because they want to know what is wrong with you. They don’t understand why you would want to be with someone like them, so they assume something’s wrong with you, too. He may ask you a lot of weird questions, trying to fathom why a girl as great as you is with him. This is a sign of insecurity.

3. He wants to spend all of his free time with you

A man who is very weak probably doesn’t want you to be out of his sight, because he thinks when you have time alone to your own thoughts, you’ll realize he’s a loser or someone who isn’t worthy of you. 

4. He gets angered easily

Weak men are usually very insecure and get frustrated easily. You may see some serious anger issues with a weak man. If someone like this gets violent or even loud, you should consider looking for a real man - someone who will respect you and treat you right. Don’t ever put up with abuse - mental, emotional, or physical! Seek help if needed!

5. He’s never actually been in a long-term relationship

While this isn’t always a bad thing, it can be a red flag, depending on the guy’s age. It may be that everyone else he dated found out his negative traits and traded him in for a strong man! Watch signs like this very closely, and don’t waste your time with a guy who isn’t worthy of you. Know your worth so that you can tell if he meets your standards!

6. He wants to spend TOO much time together

He wants to be around you all the time to keep the focus on him, and so he can convince you to stay with him no matter what.

7. He has no healthy boundaries

Having lots of attention can be very flattering and wonderful, but watch out for excessive attention. 

8. He says, “I love you,” too soon

This is another way someone may rush things. Watch out for a weak man who says this too fast.

9. He compares himself to other men

he compares himself to other men

You will quickly notice a man like this as being very insecure because he can’t see how great he is (if he is great). Instead, he notices other men and how he isn’t like them.

10. He’s always buttering you up

You may think they are sweet at first, but a weak man doesn’t feel worthy of a woman and will often be overwhelming with all the sweet things he says, even if they were meant for a good purpose. There has to be time to get to know one another without just smothering a girl with sweet talk.

11. He puts you down a lot

Although it may be unintentional, he is just trying to get you to be on his level. 

12. He shares too much information with you

A weak man doesn’t understand the boundaries that you need.

13. He’s always putting himself down

Does he always find ways to explain what a bad person he is? He may point out his flaws quite a bit if he’s insecure. It can take a lot of work to get over this!

14. He needs constant reassurance from you

This can get old really fast and definitely means he has some insecurities he needs to work through!

15. He gets jealous way too easily

This may be about more than just other guys, too. He could get jealous of ANY time you spend with other people that are not him!

16. He’s always been dumped by others

While this isn’t always a sign of a weak man, it can be. Why was he dumped by other women? Is there a common theme? Analyze the situation to determine the facts.

17. He smothers you with compliments

I love compliments; who doesn’t? However, this is a point when it can get excessive. I was watching one episode of this show, At First Sight, where the guy would not stop giving her compliments, and, over time, she found this to be very annoying. 

For that couple, things did work out, but I see her point; compliments can be excessive if not done right.

18. He has very little self-confidence

This has been a theme with this article, but if you meet a man who lacks confidence in who he is, he’s probably a weak man. Don’t let someone like this bring you down!

19. He talks about marriage too soon

I actually have had a guy propose marriage on the first date, which was also the first time we met! I was immediately turned off, because how would he know I’d make a good wife? We just met! Behavior like that is very evident in a weak man because he just doesn’t want to be alone in life! It had nothing to do with me, but it was his insecurities!

20. He’s always bringing up your exes

Does he compare himself to your ex-boyfriends or other guys? This is usually not the behavior of a strong man. He basically doesn’t want you to think that he’s less of a man because of how he behaves, what he says, or the actions he takes. Because of this, he compares himself to your exes to prove to you that he is better. This isn’t healthy!

21. He thinks fighting a lot is normal

Are you an agreeable person or someone who is argumentative? Some people actually enjoy the drama of fighting and find it to be normal. A weak man may view this as a typical aspect of being in a relationship, but do you?

22. He appears to have no life outside of you

Does his world revolve around you? You want to be in a healthy relationship, after all, right?

23. He doesn’t trust you

Many men just have been burned too easily in the past, so they suffer from serious trust issues, something that they probably need to work out with a counselor or therapist rather than taking it out on you. 

24. He tries to make you jealous

he tries to make you jealous

Some weak men act this way because they want to see if they can easily scare you off. If you aren’t willing to put up with his mind games, he assumes you will leave him easily. It’s a “test” of sorts, a game that really, you shouldn’t put up with? Do you really have time for stuff like that? I know I don’t, so if I saw this behavior, I’d say, “Next!”

25. He doesn’t have any friends

This is another red flag to watch out for. Why doesn’t he have any friends? Is his personality so off-putting that others have steered clear before committing to a friendship or relationship of any kind with him? 

FAQs

What are signs of a man falling in love?

A man who has fallen in love will often appreciate everything about you and the relationship you share. He wants things to continue as they are because he feels that everything is going great, so he may pamper you a bit and show you he cares by doing sweet things.

When a woman is a man's weakness?

Sometimes, when a man falls in love, he believes his woman can do no wrong because he only sees her positives. He’s willing to do just about anything for that woman because he’s head over heels in love with her! Something like this is a unique experience, so enjoy it!

What are the signs when a man really loves a woman?

The most obvious sign of a man in love is that he doesn’t want anything bad to happen to her. Men want to protect their women from harm and make sure they stay happy in the relationship they are in—everyone else sort of fades away for a time.

What do men really want in a woman?

Men don’t want to get hurt, so they really only want to be with women who won’t reject them and make them feel little. Men search for women who are self-confident and sexy; they especially value women who stand out from others because of their unique traits.

How do you test a guy to see if he really loves you?

While I don’t recommend doing this, you can always test them by asking what they think about taking a break from the relationship for a little bit. If that’s something that’s been on their minds, they may eagerly jump on the opportunity, meaning they weren’t really all that into you.

To Sum Things Up…

Are you dating a weak man or in a relationship with a guy like that? I’d love to hear all about your experience in the comments section below! If you enjoyed this article, please share it with other people! 

I look forward to your feedback!

April Maccario
I'm a huge nerd when it comes to understanding how relationships between men and women work, and what drives a certain behavior. I spend much of my time getting into the nitty-gritty and try to share my findings on this site with the hope of making life a little easier for women that are struggling in their relationships or love life.

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