Sundown: When good dates fizzle
A good friend shares her No. 1 complaint about dating:
CB: We’d go on fantastic dates. I’d think things were going fine. Then they would slowly taper off. Then I’d hear that I’m an awesome woman and have qualities that they’re looking for, but it’s them, not me, and we should remain friends. Soon after I’d find out they were dating a new woman. I get rejected for being awesome and wanting a committed relationship. A lot of my rejections come via text so they don’t have to face me ever again.
Lady T: What’s your response to these men after receiving a text like that?
CB: I ask, why the change? They tell me they need to focus on themselves and they have a lot going on. I tell them that we can’t remain friends and wish them the best. What more can I say?
Lady T: Why do you reject their requests to be friends?
CB: Because I know it just wouldn’t work out. If you can’t tell me this in person, why be friends? Text isn’t the way to communicate things like these.
No doubt we’ve all been here. You go on a few dates and everything seems to be clicking. You’re hopeful, but then your sanity is tested by your new interest’s actions, or lack thereof. There are countless reasons why this happens, but whatever the reason, try not to beat yourself up. Look at it as if they’re doing you a favor. The only thing you need to do is continue to put yourself out there. You’re single and the world is your oyster!
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