When a man decides he wants to be exclusive with a woman, he sets his mind to it and, as far as he’s considered, the matter is decided. A man can know, with full assurance, he wants to date a woman exclusively soon after meeting her.
A woman needs time to feel out the relationship, to develop her emotional connection with her man, to evaluate what sort of man he is and whether he is the sort of person she wants to make a significant factor in her life.
There’s only one problem: I don’t date.” I was half-kidding.
Advertisement I wish I could tell you why this guy flaked out, but whatever happened, it’s on him, not you. Is online dating more confusing than meeting someone in real life? If they would just stop playing the role of Date Woman playing The Dating Game and relaxed a bit, they’d be happier and their relationships would likely be more satisfying.
Take a few deep breaths, have a few dinners with friends, and go back online. Stop setting goals early on, have fun, be yourself, say what you want to say, stop thinking about dating being some power struggle, and live your life.
How do you recommend I venture out into the dating pool when I really, really don’t want to?
Hello Hate Dating, I think we might be soul sisters because I was also semi-retired from dating for a little bit!