These guys are like a pack of wolves. This is what I thought when I worked at my uncle’s construction business for a summer. If you are a woman and have walked by an open construction site, you know what I mean.
Like a pack of wolves the men will whistle, howl and yell all in an attempt to get your attention. As if their whistles will sweep you off your feet and have you dashing into their arms. At the time of working there I never understood why they whistled at women.
I never saw it work, like a monkey that keeps trying to grab the electrified banana despite constantly getting shocked, It didn’t make sense. The part that I found most amusing was that the guys would sometimes get upset when she ignored them. As if she is she is simply playing hard to get.
As to why guys whistle at women, my first thought was that they did it in hopes that it will attract the woman enough that she comes over and initiates a conversation but I’ve never seen or heard of it working. Guys are the ones expected to make the first move anyway.
Furthermore I have seen guys even in vehicles whistling at girls who are walking. In which even if she wanted to talk to them she would have to chase the vehicle down. Which leads me to the conclusion that guys just do it to give the woman a compliment and its fun.
Is it an appropriate way to compliment a woman? Depends on who you talk to, but the question is now why do guys use whistling as a form of paying a compliment. Well for one it is low risk. There is no real rejection because there was no actual offer.
Its easier, than approaching her directly and telling her you find her beautiful. No need to go through the racing of the heartbeat, sweaty palms and fumble of words. You simple blow a whistle at her and move on.
This makes a lot more sense especially when it comes to guys that do it while driving. That their goal is to pay a compliment rather than create a relationship with her.
So as a woman next time you hear a guy yelling, whistling, or honking his horn at you the best option is to ignore it because you don’t want to be seen as the type of girl who was won over by such a tactic.
However know that regardless of how it was done, the mans goal was just to pay you a compliment because he finds you beautiful. So in that context smile about it, just do it when he can’t see you so he doesn’t think you liked it.