On Saturday night I went out with friends, and after a couple drinks, stupidly texted him being all lovey….I apologized the next morning and he said it wasn’t a big deal at all and I didn’t say anything bad at all….and that was the day he invited me to spend the day with him…So who knows. At one point he told me that he didn’t want a girlfriend because he is a player. But I’m confused: You want this to be a relationship but keep it private? Almost no woman can keep all the friends with benefits rules without lying to herself. So I feel like he’s giving me mixed signals. Pissed and jealous we got into a fight that night we stoped seeing each other for a while and then initiate the contact again this time he was cuter sweeter, that’s where I found out he does have feelings for me too.He doesn’t want to put a label to what we have because in his words he doesn’t want to fail me. I have told him this and he agrees and so we use condoms. We had an incredible connection and our chemistry is off the charts. He is very honest in his communication and really does come across as not being sure of what he’s doing. What does that even mean??? He mentioned that he didn’t end things because of his lack of feelings for me, but because he truly didn’t want to hurt me. I will be able to participate in the aptitude test and orientation. You want more, and you can’t deny it to yourself anymore. So, I’ve got this guy that’s my fwb, but we also work together. Sometimes he would tell me things like get jealous and tell me he was playing, he used to do that a lot. Me and this guy I added him on Facebook as we had a mutual friend and we just began to start talking and we were talking for weeks before we met up face to face we were with other people but then they next day he invited me over to his place to sleepover and watch a movie obviously when we were chatting there was flirting and that continued to us hooking up. I have shared with him that I don’t sleep around. But then a few friends had a doubt since we used to hang out alot and confronted us, and we told them about it. They know you’re seeing someone and hey know my name? He or she asks you a question. What drives you crazy is the fact that you can’t make a decision and stick with it, so you are dissapointed time and time again. How can I write a confirmation letter to somebody who will attend a conference? This will show you whether he is only interested in sleeping with you without commitment or he really wants you in his life. My friend told me that he’ll move on and stop contacting after a couple of months from his move because he’d be lonely at first while trying to ease into his new life. He already knew of course and he would smile at me, and we held hands before I asked him for a last public kiss, and damn… it was pretty romantic, haha. He brought us up to become gf/bf again & I didn’t accept right away. The mental state he has is very tiring – he has ptsd and social anxiety which makes him tend to “shut down” and disappear a lot. I guess I’m typing because maybe someone else can read it and it will help them. we never dated. I need guidance badly. While I appreciate the honesty, I’m not sure how he pulled a complete 180 or if I should even buy into the thought of being FWB because it sounds like he’s keeping his options open, or am I missing something here? The end of that conversation involved him saying something along the lines of he’ll think about it over time and me saying that I did really miss being with him and wanted to see him again. In our fwb way. He hasn’t mentioned being together-in fact he’s talked about our situation and referred to it as “friends”. He is older with much more experience, and he may think that you cultural differences make it impossible for him to have a relationship with you, who knows what’s in his mind…. Other than to be cruel. The whole thing sucks and everything was fine until this career change. Hi, I hope you are still answering these questions asked. That he’s just testing the waters? I think about him all the time and want more. The most alarming thing about what you’ve said is that he “has high standards for a wife”. I met this guy 2 months ago. I suppose be cool with the situation? I’m not overbearing, not needy and have realized my flaws that I pay close attentuon to. Just received an email from a company that I've been shortlisted for an aptitude test and orientation. How do I find out (he won’t admit feelings for me, just “friend” feelings) if he really does/is starting to have feelings (more than just friends) without asking? I don’t see that happening. I want to feel on top again before i trusted him to be my bf, how do u know he wants for keeps? I go out with other guys but I don’t hook up with them, he is the only I have sex with. You are already dating, and both of you obiously have strong feelings for each other. He also is drama free and creative like me. I always spent the whole night at his place after intimacy. He texts me about how is my day occasionally. degree. Hi! I feel the same way. I get the feeling he is the type of guy who needs to be the one who makes that decision so I never say anything other than ‘hey, just know I’d love to keep hanging with you’. When he drinks, he speaks the truth and it felt wonderful to hear how he felt. To help you find the right words when you need them here are 20 great expressions for closing an email. I hate being in the unknown but I also hate asking for the answers when it comes to him. But, I am truly confused about his feelings . I’m assuming he actually doesn’t but I’m still reluctant to think someone would be this cruel if they didn’t actually care. I’m batting way under my range w him but I think he’s creative gorgeous nice and a great partner. Are you testing something? Distract yourself, focus on yourself, don’t analyze, dig into the past, just live your life day by day and the answers for everything will come to you. (He never admitted it but I was able to tell from his actions) but now it’s kinda different, he wasn’t only my fwb but he was my bestfriend too. Good luck! but, joking around that he will become famous. We’ve seen each other every 4-5 days since then and we hook up every time. I really enjoyed your article and I think its great that you’re giving us all advice. I have been friends with this guy for about two years now and we have become really close, best friends. The others told me a lot of what he said about me. Things were great and we had plenty of fun with dates and the sex is amazing. It may sound awful, but he did you a favor. He can take these pictures some day and put them online whenever or where ever he wants to. I tell him he doesn’t love himself, nor experienced love growing up, so you don’t know how to love. We also talk In The morning b4 he leaves for work and we also have talked about our past relationships and the fact that neither one of us have any intention to getting back together with our ex’s. I think that if you’ll have a bit of patience you’ll reap the benefits. Thank you so much for contacting me about the project manager position at ABC Company. We done everything possible any one in a serious relationship would do. Then last night, he tells me he can’t be friends with benefits with me. We met yesterday after that episode of awkward texts and id specially told him im specifically plz dnt discuss it n he was like u were saying something yesterday. He claimed there was no more “chemistry”, he doesn’t know if the newness of the relationship wore off yet gave me a list of good characteristics about myself & said he’s probably making a bad decision but he’s not mentally in this relationship. The secret is to learn how his mind WORKS. Now we are going a couple months of them being broke up, and we are still talking but not as much everyday, we have hung out with other friends around, but nothing serious. Like he is gone! She said in her message to him that she is now divorced, but claims that’s not the reason she contacted him. This went on for about 6 months, then he wanted to stop and said we should never do it again (because of being needy). Becoming his girlfriend However we couldn’t stop seeing eachother or having sex and we’d be with eachother everyday even though he was still out there talking to girls. Either way, make sure that the event planners know that only one of you -- or neither of you -- will be attending the event so they can plan ahead and get everything correct for those who will be attending. Spent time together in and outside of bedroom, met each other’s friends, going on vacations, really just having fun together. Your email address will not be published. If you want a committed and exclusive relationship, tell him. How do u type so fast?! we have been talking more, hanging out more (with his friends and mutual friends). Don’t try to convince yourself that he actually means something else. Is he THAT busy that he even doesn’t have time to leave a message? All we did was have lots of sex. He wouldn’t & hasn’t. We started getting together as I had feelings for him for 2 years but never acted on them and didn’t think he would ever feel the same. You don’t have to guess. We went a year without sex, then did it again one off. You ARE dating, you are getting closer and you both allow this relationship to develop naturally, without defining it, which in my eyes is always the best way to go. Based on his actions when we’re together I can’t see how it’s possible he just turned it off and has no feelings, but based on what he says feels like a different story. My FWB relationship was with a guy (let’s just call him Z) who is a genuine friend of mine. It’s the third day and I haven’t talked to him. Do you think we are a bit more than fwb? The romantic relationship didn’t last very long and I had to break up because it I would compare a lot of things we did to my memories with my fwb. Today he disapointed me, so i know i must step back, im still in love with him, and hes really passive so he wont ever tell me he wants me. He always assured me he never wants to lose me and he loves me a lot and wants to forever stay bestfriends, however I really want more from it. How To Request Something From a Busy Person (And Get a Reply) … It seemed he missed me. He gave me 3 long hug embraces & asked me when I’ll have surgery (like why do u care?) I feel like I kind of broke my own heart right now and am supposed to see him over the weekend. But then he goes through these Houdini acts where I don’t see or hear from him for weeks at a time. And I’m typically the one who initiates texts. Because he disappears and doesn’t text unless he wants to, I get frustrated. We started out dating but didnt work out well as our personalities just don’t get along. I have known my FWB for almost a year. Problem now is i love him and i’ve tried so hard not to let it show for a while now. We have been seeing each other almost regularly at least once a month ever since. He doesn’t want to break up once the divorce is finalized, he wants to defer talking about commitment until the divorce is finalized. I will need to speak a few words to them. We ended up spending the next couple nights together. It’s never at 2am when he does this. I told him I was a good girlfriend: gave him space, supportive of his music (he wants to be a rapper), made things convenient for you, you said it yourself the sex is good. Last time we were intimate we cuddled. My attention would go else where,  he’d be upset. Thank you so much for your confirmation to attend our conference on (Name of Conference). That’s what the future holds. I feel as if I’m starting to get attached to him. He cornered me in text on what it is I had on my mind. We’re even planning on going abroad together! Anyway, I’d like to ask what you think of this relationship and if anything serious can come of it. Your story is very complicated…I’m not enough of an expert to advise you, but I would tell you that I’m sure he is not trying to use you and I’m sure he has all the best of intentions, but you took a chance with him (and you feel he worth it) and taking a chance means knowing that you may NOT get what you planned. This is just my experience, but obviously, your guy is not my guy. Let me tell you why he says he doesn’t know what he wants. So after telling me all this a few days ago, we had sex, then I went back to my life (I ALWAYS stay the night and have breakfast). This was at the very beginning of things. Now’s the turning point. Good luck! He’s made comments on spinning me around the dance floor once when I was all dressed up and we have hung out outside of the obvious. I did give in, and we watched movies, he would sometimes spend the night nothing intimate about it. No, I won’t rush nor pressure you, but you’ve got to know where I stand.” He said his ex had contacted him, after no contact for three years. We both got out of a relationship that was similarly toxic but I 6 months before him. My guy has to have a conversation every time we hook up. He always invites himself, which I don’t have a problem with. But anyways afterwards we sat on the couch watching TV together for a few hours until I had to go home. I knew he smokes too so randomly asked him, we meet in for like half hour and smoked up. I’d make jokes about seeing him naked (I have a pervented side for being a girl). He always compliments me. It’s been a whole year before we got into this sorta thing, before this he would always just hit on me and make harmless flirty comments that he finds me attractive. Most importantly, he always agrees with meeting with me for outings without sex and being sober too (though we haven’t done this for a long time, I’ve been too busy). I know it was not exactly the safest thing to have done but, since he stated in his profile that he is/was a fireman, paramedic and had obtained his Bachelor’s degree I felt safe. He broke it off with someone else and says he cant imagine trusting someone again and getting hurt. This is all I can tell you. Is there something to gain from a relationship in this case? And lessons are never easy. When you know how he feels, you’ll know what you want to do. It depends on how much patience you have and how much you believe your wish can come true. For some reason girls didn’t get him. Now I tend to spend the night 3-5 times a week. What do you suggest i do? Everything was going good but I had these feelings for him and I couldn’t tolerate being a second option. This is after we’ve had sex and we’d already be fully clothed. I think that from what you describe, you are probably right. I told him that and he said he doesn’t want to hurt me and that if it does it should stop. Weird, and terrible I know. After about 5 weeks with everything going phenomenal between us and what I was lead to believe would be a relationship as soon as it could officially be, I started feeling as though I’d be ok with people knowing about us at some point not in the immediate future but not in the far off future either and I asked him how he felt about it. I think that he has panicked. Thanks, It seems to me that he had true feelings for you, but fear of getting hurt is keeping him from committing to you. There I hung out with his work friends.. I was much more transparent and he could tell, even when I didn’t tell him, and I could feel his feelings through his loving actions. Do you not fit his standards for a wife? This would be the second time we are FWB. It’s the simple “secret”. I don’t know Amanda. I am amazed I have not killed myself. He often sneaks away from his outings to come visit me (yes and for sex) but never stays the night. I met him at his house 2 weeks after and we made out. This is how it is, this is what he is able to give right now. It seems to be going well and sometimes the best way to go is without defining things before both of you are ready. Never love. I’m sorry I had to cut your question short…. I decided that I’ll give him that chance but then I realised we connected alot sexually I visited him and we had sex but I didnt want to do it again. We hung out one on one more frequently, and eventually started having casual sex. I do like him, I love him and I’ve kept it inside forever because i don’t think he feels the same, I know he used too. He has texted me but I feel as though they are only for FWB situations(home again). He answered me he will call me but he didn’t. We remained the FWB for a little while longer. After all, all we have is now. This time, the whole rejection the first time definitely haunted me (and it still does). I’m not interested in anyone else. I do notice that when I hold back he’ll text/call me to see how I’m doing. We first started talking by text and speaking for hours on the phone, but now since the night we slept together in 2011 when he confirmed he did not want a relationship, it stopped. But that can change at any time. And I realized again I shouldn’t trust just anyone. 2. Someone two years older than me gave me some advice on my writing. We have casual conversations about work and having a 3some. It has nothing to do with how he feels about you, this is just what he is able to do right now. Thank you. Whether you’re looking for professional responses to use at work or casual responses for friends and family, you have lots of great options to choose from. When he does, he’ll ask for it himself. But I’m also aware of paying attention to his actions more than words. I think that you should accept the way you feel right now and follow your inner voice. You can do better. I wonder what his up too or when he will come over this week. That’s a given in a FWB relationship. He knows a couple of my friends and insisted that we all went out together. I tried to ask him in person but I was a nervous wreck lol he even commented that I was nervous? Ah!! I said if you felt this way before Christmas then we had no reason rekindling our relationship & pretending by buying Christmas gifts, Christmas Eve with your family & ringing in 2017. Try to enjoy the now, now is all we have anyway, everrything else is an illusion. Maybe he was burned in the past and is afraid to commit at this point. If you can manage to stay with him, without expectations, just enjoying your talks and your relationship, then I would say give it more time. I miss him, so so much. Since then I have never mentioned it again or asked why he said why. If not, it seems to me that he may never. Reply to or forward messages, or redirect a message you receive by mistake to someone else. 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