I have spent my life trying to find a practical answer to this riddle, and finally came across a viable answer. And the answer is that there is no answer as this is a self-nullifying prophecy. Put simply, if you are trying to check out a good-looking woman without yourself looking creepy by looking at her, you are already inherently creepy for having that thought in the first place. Any man who is not at all creepy would never look at a stranger more than once. Therefore, any man who looks at a woman is creepy. We are so screwed. Well, I guess technically we’re not at all screwed.
Do you think that if you walk past a woman and don’t look back at her that she will think you’re this super great guy? Do you think that that guy across the street who saw you checking her out from behind is actually god in disguise? Are you legally blind? If you answered ‘no’ to any of the previous questions, god bless you. You’re the reason that douchebags still exist and the only hope for humanity’s future, as the nicer, more shy guys have much less of a chance of procreating.
There is a very thin line between self-confidence and arrogance. How do men who are perfect balance the two? How do you notice a girl, let her know that you’re noticing her, and simultaneously let her know that you’re not some creepy guy who notices girls even though that’s exactly what you just did? I guess I will never know.