I don't know if it's because I look a little bit younger than my age or what, but I've noticed some men who are clearly "interested" will talk to me in this way that I can only best describe as "a predatory older male trying to seem cool to a young woman". It's their body language and the tone of voice they use, and often will act amazed, almost like they were surprised by something I do or said or have and didn't expect that from me or something. There's like, a line here - I know sometimes people being surprised by something can be a genuine reaction, but something about this feels infantilizing. Like I said the vibe makes me feel like I'm like, a teenager and her creepy male teacher is trying to impress her and flatter her or something like that.
Again not sure if it's cuz of how I look (besides looking a bit younger I also have funky hair which also might make me look a particular way to other people) but in general I will find men are like "surprised" by my job or some of my interests as if they couldn't believe someone like me would be into those sorts of things. It's very "girls only care about makeup and pink! I can't believe you can do an Intellectual Pursuit™!" Or even if they compliment something about my looks again it'll have that weird undertone...I've received genuine compliments about my hair or a cool outfit, but the way these types do it, is it feels like they're trying to butter me up.
I know I'm not the only one who has experienced this...I'm not being crazy right?