About 8 months ago I started working non-official capacity in a law enforcement agency in a large metro area which I enjoyed immensely. And apparently he 'endured' lots of friendly male banter once the others realized he had a fancy for me…. Never believed I'd be such a clueless twit.
We enjoyed our outings…. Fun hugs and kisses and slowly getting a feel for each other. Great chemistry, me thinks. We both are divorced, single. I live on my own for many years. We both seem to have similar hic-ups and can laugh about it. That conduct is not okay, and I was stunned and it felt horrible. The reason he had was a good one major crisis between the ex and the teenager and he negotiating or whatnot; so the teen is back living with him.
There seems to be quite some deranged behavior of others in his hinterland that perturbs me. How much does he give power to those people and how much could the impact be of derailing what is growing between us? Words are fine and well, but charm alone does not carry enough weight. When we are together, he's very attentive, kind and we have a lovely time … and then there is the gap-land of: Luckily I don't have anymore my center of gravity wrapped around the action or non-action of a man, but still, can't get a clear sense of this one here.
I must add that I was not born nor raised here, English is my 4. American men often confuse the heck out of me, but I can't see myself taking intercontinental flights just so I have a lovely relationship with a suitable man. So, what's a girl to do? I am perfectly happy to be slow, but that sense of standstill at times or is it still stand? But maybe I am missing some cultural nuances yet again. He once shared with me that he feels I'm quite a good match for me because just before he discovered that I like to do some outdoor excursion that he enjoys very much too but has never found a woman who shared that passion … but also that it feels so intense for him being with me that he tries to slow it by not seeing me.
Which to me makes as much sense like saying: But him feeling 'bad' per se does not do good to anyone. I wonder what would it take for a man to NOT call in a situation like this? To me it's inconceivable. And where I grew up, that actually never happened. I have always known men to do what they say. At least the men I have been with. When you say something, you do it. That somehow is not common place here.
Am not asking you to glance into the crystal bowl, but perhaps some enlightening words on how to glean some sense from this behaviour??? I believe right now he's off cross-country somehow…. Hi TerraSini, thanks for sharing your story, I'll do my best. First, let me say that you are thinking about this in exactly the right way. You are concerned about things that you should be concerned about, and that is good, because you are unlikely to spend much time with a man who cannot deliver what you want.
His statement that he tries to slow down his feelings for you by not seeing you tells me that he does not want a committed relationship. He pulls away whenever things start feeling close. This is unfair to you if you would rather move forward! And it puts you on a roller coaster, under his control, which is no way to have a relationship. His failure to call when he had an emergency is inexcusable. Yes, American men can be inconsiderate, and your response should be to tell him that is not acceptable, and that he may never do it again.
If he does, you will not see him anymore. He will treat you as well as you demand that he treats you. Don't let him get away with disrespectful behavior. The deranged ex situation is always bad news. If there's continuing drama there, you do not want to play a role. If he is still involved there, it puts you in a position of having to compete with another woman for his attention, and that is unfair to you. He needs to make you a priority, and if he can't do that, he is not ready for a new relationship. It may just be a case of bad timing, in which case you might choose to generally slow things down and keep things friendly but not sexual.
You are definitely right to be concerned, though. I wish you all the best with this man! Thank you kindly for taking the time to reply — and spot on! But what even feels better than that is the sense finally being able to trust my choices with men. Yes, I like him very much; but I like me more. And that's not being haughty, but I finally have gotten to the point that I don't feel I need to compromise with crumbs because I feel that crumbs are better than the absolute 'nothing'. Plus I have learned to sometimes just let things sort themselves out: I have learned to not-call, not-text, not-initiate.
Patience is not coming easy to me at all in this matter … I liked to charge ahead, to get on with it … but in that rush I have not paused enough to see them fed flags! I am learning to trust that the actions of people, especially men here it seems, will speak louder than any fluff-chats and fluff guys will reveal themselves without fail based on their actions.
Thank you for your generosity. What I've like about your comments — the ones I've read this far — that they are not 'formula responses'. Cookie-cuter approaches have no place with intricate and tender venues of ones heart or even lust. And I have also learned not needing to slam or berate the 'other' when things are not working out the way it feels right or healthy. It's up to me to walk away and let the other be the way they are. Sometimes we both don't get what we want …. Things don't always work out. And even those this chap was the one pursuing and all that, is fabulously single, dashing, etc … it does not mean that this is enough for me to simply close my eyes and say: I love to yield to a man, but I am now so much more discriminating to whom I would yield.
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And that is not as this Rxxxx poster on some other tread on this site me refusing or denying something against a man, but it is FOR me…. I am learning that there is some …. And some things, behaviour or words are simply not okay to do or to say. I for one can't stomach porn. I might be called repressed, but I'd rather be repressed than degraded. And what other women are willing to do, to condone or participate in can not be my guiding line in such a deeply personal and private matter.
But still thanking you very much for the prompt reply. And if I may, I perhaps even post an up-date in the future if there are further developments. I do like him, but if there are not some other flavours coming through from him whenever he gets back to town, I will just keep liking him from a distance, and keeping it friendly, as you said! I don't need a man to be alone, I can do that on my own! Sini, you show a lot of wisdom here! I know you are going to be fine. Please do check back in anytime and keep me updated! This was hard for me to read considering the guy I've been pining over falls under the majority of those signs, but I still feel slightly played.
I met this guy we'll call him Boy A 7 years ago at a summer camp. One day I'm gushing to a coworker about Boy A, this guy that I've been in love with since I was 13 and as I'm telling her about it he chats me on Facebook. I figure I have nothing to lose, I was newly single at this point, so I ask him if he wants to hang out and catch up. I guess I didn't know what I was signing up for, because it became very obvious that he came over to have sex, which we did.
And it was fine. I didn't feel guilty about it, I actually felt kind of relieved. I finally felt like I had him out of my system. Not long after that, I got another boyfriend. Boy A and I talked a few times, and my boyfriend and I even ran into him at a concert once. It was very friendly and sociable.
My boyfriend and I weren't together for very long. Two days after we broke up, Boy A chats me up inquiring about my recent single status and makes plans to hang out with me the next day. I pushed it to later that week. He wanted to sleep with me, but it was the wrong time of the month, but he said he was okay with just kissing and cuddling.
So we did, and we had a really nice conversation. I went over there the next week, and we ended up sleeping together. This turned into a biweekly thing for about two months. He told me he liked me, and everything was fine. I told him I liked him, and it blew up in my face. He told me he just wanted to be single, he told me I deserved better. But we continued to sleep together, and I guess I can't blame him because I okayed it.
New Year's Eve rolls around and we spend it together, he kisses me at midnight, then tells me his resolution is to be celibate for awhile, but he invites me to stay the night which I declined due to work in the morning. His reason for being celibate was he felt like he was neglecting his friends among other things. I respected that; more power to him. I didn't know what this meant for our "relationship," though. I thought we'd still hang out. He basically dropped me from his life.
In February, he got a girlfriend and I was pissed. He was always so adamant about being single. And I just felt like it's not that he didn't want a girlfriend, he just didn't want ME as his girlfriend and it's just so hard to wrap your head around something like that. Their relationship didn't last long at all, just a few weeks really. I talked to him two or three times and he was still keeping up with his celibacy.
Then, last week, he chats me on Facebook. He tells me about how his ex girlfriend took advantage of him on St. Patrick's Day while he was under the influence of several different intoxicants. He said he might give up his celibacy because he felt like she tainted it and he wanted to feel like he was in control of his own body. This conversation went late into the night, until he finally asked if it would be absurd to come over. We all know where that went. We've talked almost every day since then. I went out of town on Sunday, otherwise I think he probably would have tried to see me again.
I know how awful this appears. And I know how much it seems like he just came to me because he knew I'd say yes, and I feel like shit about that. It's kind of hard for me to accept, though, because of the way he treats me when we're together. He's always genuinely interested in what I have to say, what my plans are for the day, week, whatever, who I'm talking to, if any boys are pursuing me, etc. I don't know if I should feel like shit because he turned to me as soon as he started having sex again, or flattered. Because it really could go either way.
And his words and his actions don't match up ie I want to be single, but I'm going to treat you like my girlfriend. I'm okay with keeping things casual, a really serious relationship doesn't sound too appealing to me either at this point in my life, but I think I'm due at least the respect of exclusivity. What are your thoughts? Hmmmm, madlyinaction, I don't think you are going to like my thoughts. The biggest warning sign here is that he had a sexual relationship with you, backed away from committing, and then got a girlfriend the next month.
It doesn't matter that it didn't last with her — the point is that he would not make that commitment to you. You already know he will commit to someone he is really into, so if he won't by your boyfriend, then….. It may seem like he is being attentive, but really, how hard is it to be attentive in conversation? Asking about your plans, who you're talking to, what boys like you, etc. If you really like this guy, I would stop having sex with him immediately.
Tell him what you want from him. If he is not willing to give it, you walk. Right now he has all the control in the relationship, and you hit the nail on the head — he is not respecting you. I figured as much, which is what I was afraid of. It's gotten to the point where it's just so hard to say no. But I realize I'm letting him do this to me, so it's up to me to stand up for myself. Thank you for your advice, I really appreciate it. It's kind of what I've always known, but didn't want to accept. Now it's just getting up the guts to talk to him about it….
I know it's hard, but believe me — whichever way it goes you will feel a huge relief afterwards. Thanks for leaving a comment. I'm not sure of your age here — I'm guessing still in high school. I'm not seeing any red flags here. Sounds like this guy likes you a lot. Guys always say they aren't looking for a relationship at that age, and it's hard to know what to think.
I always say take them at their word. In other words, don't move forward without him signaling a change of heart. My advice is to not do anything too intimate until you know where you stand. Ask him outright, and don't do anything that feels risky. Sex should never feel risky. I can tell that you're really into him — I hope it's mutual!
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Nicole, it sounds like the two of you are close, and there's a lot of good stuff happening between you, but you're not sure where you stand. His behavior has been unpredictable — and maybe he feels that you are hard to read too. There is only one solution: Women have to do it. I know you dread it, but believe me, it is the only way forward. You need to know NOW what is going on in this kid's mind.
K, I have been hanging out with this guy for about a month now. We knew of eachother in school but never really talked then. He said that when he finds out if a sex buddy is falling for him that he cuts the sex off and concentrates on being friends. But alas I am falling for him, I am so confused about him though. He is always texting me, he tells me that he misses me through out the day, has a nickname for me, he comes over after he is done with work, picks me up from work sometimes, has introduced me to his daughter and close friends which he considers family.
I have asked him before if he has done this with any of his other sex buddies and he says that he has, but yet when we went over to his friends house they said it was nice to see him with a girl for a change. Oh and I forget to say that he also designated Tuesdays as our movie night…. Hi Jenna, thanks for commenting! If he found out that you have developed feelings for him, and he cut off the sex, that would be a blessing, because it would prevent further heartbreak for you.
I am concerned that you just went through a divorce, have said within the last month that you are not emotionally ready for a relationship, and now have fallen for him. Think carefully about what you really need here. Im a sophomore in highschool and I recently moved to a very small town during first semester. When I walked into one of my classes I glanced around and noticed several guys and a few of the girls that I would spend the rest of the year with.
All of a sudden out of the corner of my eye I notice this guy. He looked over at me and smiled the cutest smile ever. Well it turns out that the guy is good friends with a member of my family and they were talking about me one day. When he was asked if he liked me he juss brushed it off and tried to change the subject.
We have the same lunch and he will sit and stare at me and he goes out of his way to bump into me in the hallway. When we are in class he will do things to get my attention and I will catch him staring at me out of the corner of his eye. We dont talk much but when we do its just simple stuff. I met someone else and was in a realtionship for a few months and he didnt talk to me much during that time. He is an upper classmen and has been heartbroken by a girl that he was with for a few years so I dont know if he likes me or if he is trying to play me.
All of my friends keep trying to get to be at the same place at the same time like at parties or on the vacation that we are all planning this summer and it makes me wonder if they know something I dont. When I talked to a guy that was a friend of both of ours he said he would talk to him about and see what he said.
Later that I asked my friend what was said and he told me that he changed the subject just the way he did when he talked about me before. So now with the year almost at an end and him being a senior I dont know what to do. He has never said if he likes me or not and I cant figure it out.
What do you think? Hi Angie, thanks for commenting! He watches you all the time and goes out of his way to bump into you. On the other hand, he has never made a move or admitted this attraction, even to his friends. He may be shy, he may be wary because he was hurt once, or he may not want to get involved with someone when he knows he is leaving.
I am too much of a chicken to tell him flat-out to stop chasing me, because he is rather sensitive to criticism. How can I let him down, gently, but clearly? Jo, it sounds like you are sending mixed messages. You give hints that say no, but something about your manner or body language says YES! Thanks, again, for responding and for the tactful method that you suggested. I hope that it works. It might be awhile before I have a chance to do it, so keep your fingers crossed, lol.
BTW, just a thought. Are you sure he is not relationship material? Then why did you hook up then? Whats your definition of being chased? And I think Susan is right and deep down you probably do want a relationship. Whats the worst that could happen? Not everything has to be perfect.
There are several reasons why he is not relationship material, but the main one is, that he is married. Yes, you are right, Susan. And yes, I WAS very interested in having a relationship with him- until he got married, obviously. I never even dreamed it was something like that. Who cares if he is easily hurt? Tell him to get lost! Unfortunately, I care- too much, apparently, haha. But yes, You are right, Susan, I should tell him to get lost.
The first day I met him there, he kept staring at me in an infatuated way, which was weird I thought. Later on I found out he had a girlfriend, and had been with her for almost 6 years. But all that time he was more than obviously staring at me in a way that suggested he found me attractive. He never acted upon it though.
Anyway, come around March, his girlfriend had cheated on him with some douche. He forgave her and they tried it again but she wanted to keep seeing the other guy, so they broke up. He was an absolute wreck after that night they officially ended things. I got to see him crying at work, it made me so sad. I meant it truly just to be a friend.
About a week later he takes advantage of my offer. About two weeks into everything since we started hanging out, I was an idiot and slept with him after a party. It hurt, I felt used and thought he was going to avoid me. But no… the next night he bought me flowers. It was so sweet, and from then on we have hung out so very often.
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He has introduced me to every friend, and took me out to several dinners. He gets jealous whenever I text someone or someone texts me. When I say just kidding, he smiles big and all is happy-dandy. He lets comments slip, and it goes a little like this: Why would he think of himself as my boyfriend? He rarely goes long without having to text me. Once he went away for a few days and told me he missed me. He always wants me to hang out with him. We do a lot together. We cook together, take walks, go to parties together, etc. He has an expression I cannot dare pin.
And he tells me he kinda likes sleeping together. Though I mean literally, not sexually. Like actually sleeping side by side. He always has to touch me. It has been five months. He needs a breathing period. So affectionate, and we slept together that night too, and he was very touchy-feely. I cannot peg this situation… the smarter part of me feels that I should end this now before future hurt, but the unwise part wants to continue, because this feeling I get with him is like a high I cannot control.
What should I do and is he into me? For a couple of months at the end of last year I hooked up with this guy a few times. I was under no illusions that it was anything more than just sex which suited me fine. He and his girlfriend broke up in May. I started seeing him out a lot more and we would often just chat and we got along really well. Naturally enough I started to really like him. At the start of July on a night out we hang out at the same places so we always bump in to each other , I threw caution to the wind and tried to kiss him.
He said no because he was just out of a relationship and was really sorry. A week after that I bumped in to him again, briefly. We just had a talk and a cigarette. He hugged me goodbye and then he kissed me. We talked online after that and he made last minute plans to come hang out at mine but they fell through. He said he was disappointed. I was still pretty sure he would have just wanted sex. About a month ago now I was at a friends house really late, it was 3am. He came over and we cuddled and held hands. Eventually we went to bed and had sex. He cared about whether I was having a good time or not whereas before it just was so long as he was happy, hah and for the first time he stayed all night and slept beside me all cuddly.
When he woke up the next morning we lay cuddling for hours just talking about random stuff- music, family etc. I felt a connection but that could just be me. On Friday again he came back to my friends place with me and once again we were all cuddly and holding hands, kissed me on my forehead. We had sex again and again there was more of a connection than the times last year.
I can and have. The conversation is nice and casual and not at all sexual. I think about him all the time and miss him like crazy. I am a 28 year old singlr mom of 3 and for the past month and a half I have been hooking up with a 22 year old man. When things first started I told him I wanted a relationship, but he told me he was not looking for a girlfriend.
I was and still am ok with that for now, but he acts like he is falling for me. He exihibits all the signs in the article, he seems interested in my life and even confides in me about his. He comes over every other night or so, and he even spends the night. We do not meet during the day, due to our schedules not matching up. He is genuinly concerned about my feelings and makes sure I am comfortable. He has even put questions out there concerning jealousy EX: We hang out and watch movies together, as well he cuddles with me and holds my hand, I do not want to read too much into it, so could you shed some light on this??
Just Me First, I think you need to ask him point blank if he still feels the same way he did at the beginning, or if his feelings about a relationship have changed. When he answers that question, you need to believe him, as long as his actions match what he says. However, his being 22 is a huge red flag. I regularly counsel women in their early 20s to go at least 5 years up to find a guy who is mature enough to be contemplating settling down. Hey, i am in college and its my second year here different program this time.
We were on and off the past year i know on one of our off times i had another guy B im pretty sure he A was jelous of this one B.. I had to leave early june before the semester was over not expecting anything to come from me and GUY A. I Keep thinking he doesnt want me because of my weight and he wants the skinny girl that he dated once upon a time she was engaged to her boyfriend but broke off that one when the guy im talking about went up for the summer… She is up in the Northwest Territories canada while me and him is in Newfoundland.
I really dont know how to approach this i know hes said some things before and came crawling back to me but i dont want to be used for just sex. Clinginess is never appealing to guys, so learning to be more independent will serve you well in the future. If he fell for you as you are, he has no right to ask you to change your appearance — that would be like you demanding he get jacked at the gym. I think you should tell him how you feel about him but that you deserve honesty and respect.
I met this guy about a month ago, we meet on a dating website. Since then we hangout about twice a week. We go to the movies, dinner or the occasional movie night at his place. I have an odd schedule usually work weekends so we kinda work around my work schedule. We have already been intimate and its great. He always makes little comments about how he wants to take me to some restaurant or place he likes or how we are spending more time together. He always holds my hand, hugs or kisses me in public or when alone and sends the occasional text message asking how is my day going.
Should I just ask him, or is it too soon? And after a month spending time together and being intimate it is completely reasonable to have that conversation. It sounds like you are falling for him, so you need to know asap if he feels the same way. Ok I will as soon as see him. But base on what I describe, What do you think? Can all be an act?
We had fooled around randomly throughout college no sex , nothing really came of it, it was always just drunken fun. He never talks about her and the only way I know they are together is bc her facebook page says so. However, his facebook page, says nothing of her. While this girl and my self went to college together, I do not consider her a friend. I know I need to eventually talk about the nature of their relationship.
However I still feel guilty. But, does it even matter if we are just friends with benefits? You need to let him know you are looking for more. I thought we should probably get onto the same page about this. BOOfy Obviously, I have no way of knowing what he is thinking. Over the phone is never a good way to have a serious conversation if you can help it. Thanks so much for your time and advice. So I texted him this morning just saying hello and asking how is he doing.
Is cool, just dont be a Stranger.. I liked that chart. Anyhoot, you left a bolded sentence above regarding other indicators he has feelings, and I believe, though have yet to confirm, these are also indicators that a hookup is falling. Why am I talking about this? Thanks for leaving a comment! I have to say, it does indeed sound like he is interested. All of these are good signs. On the other hand, he may be falling for you and wanting more. I would say that if you can hang in there for a while and see where this goes it might be worth a shot.
At that point, ask him what he is thinking, and if he is determined to keep it casual, walk away. You could actually do that now, or at any time, but I can understand why you might want to give him some time without pressuring him. If he wants to take this to the next level, though, he will. Meanwhile, I urge you to keep meeting new people, dating, etc. There is no reason in the world to be monogamous with a FWB. It may be that knowing you are seeing other people will give him an incentive to commit. How emotionally invested is he?
If he does, then you can move forward and stop worrying. There are definitely signs in your description of attraction and possibly attachment on his part. If he did get hurt by the previous gf, he may not be ready for another commitment. You need to know asap so that you can keep your level of involvement equal to his. This is a very painful story. And, I need help. I will be divorced in November, from a man I married 6 years ago, and have been in relationship for a total of 10 years. After we were married, 1 year into the marriage, he stopped having sex with me, and kept photos of his x-wife of 15 years in a shoe box in our bedroom closet, not to mention old cards, letters and photes of his x-wife, even as I threw them out after I discovered them, he kept digging them out of the trash.
I am in management, he is finance but I am definately higher ranking personnel, and the bosses find out and would have fired me, but I had not violated any company policy. Longer story short, the co-worker who we will call A. Moving along here, A, started to keep his distance from me after things got really difficult for me, and during a few life challenges. My husband and I got back together a couple of times, only to come apart again because A.
The past two months, he comes rushing in once per month, only to ignore me for the next 4 weeks, and as soon as he feels my distance, he comes rushing back, only to ignore me again for the next 4 weeks. His father found out, an was very offended, by still provided me with a promotion, and I was so grateful that he continued to believe in my work and leadership. My life has been a train wreck for the past 3 years now, but I love A. Since then, I look great, I work out everyday, I watch what I eat, I have learned to protect myself agains the mental and psychological abuses of my husband and in November we will be divorce.
While I can say that my life is better since A. I am 41 years old, my children are grown and gone, and he is only 6 years older than my oldest, but I love him so much that as I write this I feel the incredible void of his indifference, and void and I feel so defeated. I am not a horrible person. This comment box is not long enough for me to explain everything that went wrong in my marriage, and everything that I put up with to make sure that our kids his and mine got off to college.
I held it steady, I put up with the pain and emptiness, and then A came along, and now I really get to feel the pain of being on the hook of someone you so thoroughly adore. Work, his age, his indifference and the intensity of what I feel for him, and what A does not feel for me is soul consuming. In the meantime my husband wants me back, but he feels like there is nothing else he can do. He knows about A.
I feel trapped in the middle of this emotional storm, and many times just crawl into bed feeling so defeated. The sex problem between my husband and I never found resolution. During those 3 years he was truck with cancer, and I was there for him, and A was there for me, as best as he could. I just know that I need to break away from both men. My husband I will break away from in November, but A. Anything at this point is better than what I can say to myself.
I am so lost in love for A. I met a guy at a bar and i noticed he was interested in me cause he kept looking my way, i kept looking his way too. He left town, we havent seen each other for three weeks but he sends me almost every night a text message. Hi susan, First of all,I love this website. I read all the posts and find your advice great.. Recently Ive met a guy, it started out as friends with benefits. Recently, we have been spending quite a lot of time together, at least times a week.
IT was fine for me as I just came out of a long relationship and wanted something without complications. He mocks me and I do the same with him very often. At this point I would like to point out that this guy has a big ego and I know hes had plenty of women. In the beginning he would tell me that he is like this with all his friends and likes making them feel good.
I know he likes me, but I am not sure if there is any potential of him developing greater feelings towards me. Anna You must ask him how he feels. They can enjoy a woman, feel fond of her, feel strongly attracted to her, and still not want a commitment of any kind. Men rarely change their minds about commitment, no matter how much they like a woman. Day My advice to you is the same as for Anna. When men are interested, they generally say so unless they fear rejection. In this case, he has no reason to fear rejection. If he comes around with concrete, tangible interest and follows through, then you can think about what it means.
The occasional text takes 10 seconds to send and is meaningless. Hi Susan, thanks very much for your reply. I do, however, have a follow-up question. You advised me to ask how he feels. How can he possibly know now whether he will want to commit or not…for some reason I have this idea that the more time we spend together, the more he will like me and he will magically end up falling for me. He will not fall in love if he has already decided not to. It sounds like he has never fallen for anyone before, or allowed himself to become attached.
He is also used to a lot of sexual variety, and promiscuous men rarely make good long-term partners. Hello, I would first like to start with acknowledging the fact that this site is great and at the moment I am very appreciative of it! Just about a month and a half ago my now ex boyfriend of 4 years left me for someone else. About a week later I find out that my fathers best friends son is also newly single 2 months after an on and off 7 year relationship. He expressed to my father that he had always had a thing for me and I just so happened to be interested in him as well.
My only concern was the age difference with me being a very mature 26 year old and him being 23 but I figured what the heck why not give it a shot. I agreed being as I myself had just gotten out of a long term relationship. So the next night he invited me out for drinks with him and his broher which I also know and he was so affectionate and treated me with so much respect.
Now his brother was explaining to me how anthony the new guy is always so quick to fall in love etc…. I said that I am, that I like him very much and enjoy our time together. I asked him ready for what? He says love commitment etc…I then explained that I by no means meant that. He then explained how he has never invited a girl update durin hunting season. What is a girl to do? Should I just wait it out? Like I said I feel like his actions are telling me different than his words.
Lisa I think you should be very, very careful. He has warned you multiple times not to get too attached to him. Of course it is in his interest for you to wait around without demanding too much. Exactly how long are you supposed to hang in there? He will again state that he is not ready for commitment.
You are currently having no-strings sex with him. He could change his mind tomorrow, or find a new woman, and you would be hurt. His age is obviously a huge factor — I advise 21 year-old women to stick to guys 25 and older. Very, very few men under 25 are looking to get serious, and the fact that this guy is newly single after a long period means that he is likely to want a lot of sexual variety. If your heart wants him, get out now. Hi Susan, I took your advice. I asked what, since he seems to be so inexpressive. It is like he wants to feel in love instantly. I also asked what his promiscuity brings him..
ANy comments and suggestions? Would really appreciate some feedback as it appears I cant think rationally anymore even though rationality was once my strong side with men. I am going to riff on your words and what they mean to men e. Welcome to the world of middle-aged husbands served with divorce papers from their bored wives. But seriously, this highlights how men and women view marriage in radically different ways.
However, despite feminization of our society, men still understand marriage as a corporate enterprise, something that needs to be constantly pruned and recapitalized, one they are expected to head up, and an enterprise upon which they will be judged as men. Operating the marriage requires a lot of time and effort, and most men are pragmatic and want to build up other enterprises in their lives before they devote the bulk of their effort to that one.
The other side of marriage is sexual. Men and women both hope for it and are both wrong. Nothing is wrong with him. Neither of you are defective, you just want slightly different things. You need to get out of this before you hurt further and resent him more. It shows him that his wants and needs are more important than yours and will come first. You played the odds, the dice rolled as expected i. I guess the question is should i stay or should i go? I could go on and on with a list of caring, thoughtful things he does but these are just a couple examples that to me show that he cares for me very much.
Is it worth sticking around and seeing where things go or are they not ever going to go anywhere? I think your chances of getting hurt are high here. Proceed with extreme caution. Have you oiled your hamster wheel lately? You are hoping the bond will spontaneously convert itself into a stock with unlimited growth potential. Or another analogy…my tomato plant seedlings are buried under soil. They may sprout or may not. Instead of praying my tomato plants to grow, I go to the store and buy some tomatoes.
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Where things might go is irrelevant; right now you are not getting what you want out of the relationship, and in the process you are ceding control of your emotional and romantic life to him and his own fickle emotions. So we started dating a little after halloween, and I know he def likes me bc from the beginning, he made all the first moves, asking for my number, texting me, and asking me out. Im pretty shy and have also not dated much or had a bf before, but am a sophomore in college so I found this to be a relief. In the beginning, we always texted back and forth and he always had really cute things to say to me, like compliments not just on what i look like but personality as well.
After 5 days of not saying anything, he sends me a text I do miss you tho!
I didnt hear from you either.. I usually am not the one to start conversation. Idk its just not me. I mean I like you alot, that wont change m: I totally agree with that h: Im concerned bc it seems like now we never go on dates, just hang out on campus or in his room at night.. I think their judgment is silly. Sounds to me like you are in the awkward and unpredictable stage of figuring out whether and how you will transition from a few dates to actually dating. This is doubly difficult during the holidays since the school schedule is so chopped up.
If going on dates is something you want in your relationship then you should be concerned about it for sure. I have a looong story that I need to get off my chest! He was VERY attractive. And when he first saw me since my day of hire he gave me a really weird look. He was also flirting with me. I could always feel his eyes on me and I was always right when I checked to see for myself. About the first week of March the following year, I saw that he had been crying in the back office. I wondered what it had been about. I later found out that his girlfriend had cheated on him.
So he was devastated. At that point it had been about a 6 year relationship. So I told him to call me or text me anything he wanted if he needed someone to talk to.
But I was genuinely concerned and felt very bad because I have been there myself. Anyway, about a week later he decided to call me. I was at the mall, and he asked if I wanted to see a movie. I of course agreed. Everything went decent but afterwards we went to sit by the waterfront and we talked about what was happening to him and the whole cheating thing. He asked about my past too, and if I had similar experience with a cheater.
After that night, he started to text me more and more and we hung out on a regular basis, like 4 times a week. One night he took me to a party and when we left we were alone in his care and we um… well you know: I wanted to wait. It was the 1st month since his break-up. I was hurt, because I thought that he meant it was basically a one night stand. But the next night we arranged to go out again.
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He bought me flowers because he felt bad for the miscommunication. He invited me over all the time to stay with him. The routine usually went like this: At this point about August that year he still had not asked me out or ANYthing. He made it clear that he still was just not ready. It hurt, but I gave it time. He lived with 4 other guys and one night he got super drunk downtown and called me at like 2am for a ride. I instantly drove to pick him up and take him to his house. I asked why he called me out of everyone else and he said because he wanted to see me. After he kept saying he loved me.
Does she have a long list of exes or is she a serial monogamist? Has she ever been in a casual thing before, or does she only do things exclusively? These might sound like prying topics, but a guy looking for a fling does care about your past — however, like most things on this list, only in the ways it affects him. Past relationships can be an indicator for how this fling is likely to go, and if he senses trouble ahead, he may cut his losses and deem you unfit for a fling. You know, the kinds that concern your future as a couple: Are you open to the idea of kids, or are you unable to even stand being around them?
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