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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...

Thanks!

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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
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To keep it simple I would call the person

Needy

  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.

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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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