Dating or just friends
Sometimes, the consequences of dating can be horrific, like unwanted pregnancy, STDs, and abuse. We think we need that special girl, but often we simply want a woman in our lives to help us understand more about the female point of view.I find myself saying to so many of these callers, You don’t need a boyfriend. What I’m trying to say is having a friend from the opposite sex is a huge gift to you and can be far healthier than the drama of dating.
You may have experienced it before: In comes that text message, “Hey, what are you up to? ” Or maybe your best friend has been spending more one-on-one time with a new guy, prompting you to ask her, “Are you guys dating? “Oh, no, we’re just hanging out right now.”Just hanging out? Just last year, a study released by revealed that almost 70 percent of single men and women are “at least somewhat confused about whether an outing with someone they’re interested in is a date or not.” Why all the confusion?
He asked me to sushi and I was thrilled to go on my first date with him.
Halfway through the sashimi we delved into some intense topics.
But then the next day I had a text from Jim: Didn’t we just agree that we weren’t going to date?
I was confused by the mixed signals, but chose to ignore the warning signs.Is he interested, or does he just want to be friends?