Over the past year I've found myself dibble and dabble a little bit more in the pool of dating.
Growing up I was rather fascinated by the idea of dating guys, but I never quite knew how it all worked out. I didn't go on my first official date until I was nineteen and that later turned into a two year relationship, but when it comes to actually dating around -- I didn't really begin until this summer [twenty five years into my life]. I guess I can say thank you Tinder for helping me break out of my shell and see what is out there.
Although, I haven't found my dream guy -- I did end up finding out some pretty interesting facts about men. The good, the bad and the ugly. Of course, it wasn't going to be all positive. It never is, is it? Please keep in mind that these facts are personal facts based on my own experiences and what I've noticed. Keep scrolling to see where I'm coming from and what I've learned a long the way about men.
Men Will Only Give So Much.
When I say give, I am not speaking in the physical sense. If a man is truly interested in keeping you around for awhile, you will know. If he is not, you will also know. Pay attention.
He Has Been Hurt Before.
Yes, ladies. Believe it or not, men can have their hearts broken as well. Not all men are in it for the wrong reasons. Let him know that you don't plan on hurting him.
He Doesn't Run On Your Clock.
If you're ready to fall in love now, more times than most that just means that he will be ready to fall in love in another five years tops. Most men run on their own clock. Not yours. No need to rush or persuade. Time is of the essence.
He Doesn't Want To Hurt You.
This can be both a good or a bad thing depending on how you choose to perceive it. The guy could easily be looking out for your best interest. Maybe he wants to get himself together before he takes that leap of faith. Don't wait around for him forever though.
He Is Only With You For One Reason.
Sometimes it is harder to realize than you may think, but keep your eyes open for the signs. You will know if he plans on introducing you to the family anytime soon or not.
He Feels Like You Are Pressuring Him.
Give him the time he needs to process everything. Maybe he is new to this relationship lifestyle. Forcing him to become committed will only turn him way more. Trust me, I've been down that road before. Relax.
He Is Just Not That Into You.
Simple as that. It's okay to move on. There are plenty of fish in the sea.
We all want that sure thing.
Just make sure that sure thing isn't a forced thing.