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“The more there’s courtship and the guy is pursuing a woman he’s interested in, the more powerful the reward is of actually being with that person is.
If a guy gets everything up front, it’s quite possible his interest and that reward mechanism aren’t going to kick into gear,” Kerner explains.
“Allison may have had a sense of intimacy that was never there in the first place, while he was probably dating other people,” he says.
Don’t assume someone is going to be committed unless you’ve talked about it.
D., co-author of Her take: “The first guy I dated when I moved to New York let me take care of him, which I thought would lead to a relationship.
I was doing things for him like baking cookies, redecorating his place, and having lots of sex, but I found out he had no intention of commitment at all.” -Kate, 28.
After two months, I invited him on a preplanned trip with friends, but he declined.
After the trip, his text messages became shorter and the phone calls stopped.
I took the hint and drifted off, figuring he just wasn't ready to commit.
Her take: “While out with friends, I met a guy who lived 100 miles away.
We talked, texted, and connected online almost daily until we could see each other again two months later.
If the date feels like a hook-up, that’s probably what he’s seeking.
To be sure you don’t give the wrong impression, “set a date for the future, and make it the right time of day and place so the intention of getting to know each other is there in the beginning,” recommends Ian Kerner, Ph.
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Her take: “I went out with a guy I met online who seemed really sweet and charming. A few days later, he texts me to say that he isn't looking for a girlfriend—just casual sex.