And, you’re busy with work and other commitments, so you rationalize you don’t have time to keep playing the field. The social, fun loving guy seems to drink just a little bit too much. Even if he asks you to be exclusive right away or says he isn’t dating others, continue to keep your options open.
Most often, the woman that is pushing is insecure within herself and is subconsciously looking for her partner to make her feel secure.
This is a very good strategy for not getting hurt, because if you start off with no expectations your hopes can’t be crushed.
But having expectations and hopes is good, it means that you care and that what you’re doing is worthwhile.
In fact, slowing things down often gets him to woo you even more!
Just be sure to give him lots of positive feedback.
Open, honest communication is the key The “exclusivity” talk is an important one, but not one that can be defined perfectly with an exact amount of time.