I really hope someone here can help me! I´m looking for an expression, preferably a single word, that describes a person who is desperate for approval/affirmation/love, and who therefore feels compelled to respond positively to every indication of (romantic) interest from other people regardless of whether she/he is really interested herself or not. I´ve been trying to google it but it´s hard knowing what to search for...


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    We need to see the sentence you want to put this word into. Are you looking for a noun or an adjective? Is a short phrase acceptable? – aparente001 Oct 2 '17 at 19:25
  • Why, please? If English is your first language, try posting your best offering without this magic term. If your main language isn't English, try posting a direct translation. Broadly, you seem to be describing some greatly lacking self-confidence/self-worth, but that seems to contradict your specification. – Robbie Goodwin Oct 3 '17 at 22:38

To keep it simple I would call the person


  1. (of a person) needing emotional support; insecure.

Example sentence: Greg is so needy that he asks every girl who smiles at him on a date.


Desperate = Despo! Like a person who tried his or her best to pleased someone, to get accepted, they do weird thing multiple times but they always get rejected, they are always impatient..... this word despo is usually used from Indian people in movies or serial.... " God! Why she/ he is acting like a Despo


servile comes to mind, or someone who is a sycophant, or lastly obsequious

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    this answer would be much improve you added definitions and why you think those word fit what the OP is looking for. – Skooba Oct 2 '17 at 19:24

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