He Isn’t Interested in Dating After Vacation. Why Does He Still Flirt?

Dr. Wendy Walsh

Written by: Dr. Wendy Walsh

Dr. Wendy Walsh

Known as America's Relationship Expert, Dr. Wendy Walsh is an award-winning television journalist, radio host & podcaster, and the author of three books on relationships and thousands of print and digital articles. More than 1.5 million people follow her sage advice on social media. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and teaches in the Psychology Department at California State University Channel Islands and has been the host of "The Dr. Wendy Walsh Show" on iHeart Radio's KFI AM 640 since 2015. Walsh is also a former Emmy-nominated co-host of "The Doctors," as well as former host of the nationally syndicated show "EXTRA." She was named a Time Magazine Person of the Year in 2017 after speaking out about harassment at a major news network.

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Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

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Reader Question:

I met a guy on vacation and we really hit it off. We exchanged phone numbers but about three days before we were due to leave, he said he felt bad because I was still involved with someone back home. I then explained that it was going to be over with that other person. He clearly stated that he wanted to see me again when at home too but also mentioned that he liked being single. But I told him I was not after another relationship.

Now we are back at home and he said he was not interested in anything happening. He said he likes me but was hoping something was going to happen with a girl back at home, even though he said to me that he likes being single. He’s still flirting with me after all this has happened.

-Kim B. (New York)

Dr. Wendy Walsh’s Answer:

Kim, this man is being so wonderfully honest. He has told you he wants to be single, but that doesn’t mean he wants to be celibate! Whether he flirts with you or the other girl back home, it’s clear this man still wants to have sexual contact with someone. My advice is to move on. This isn’t a good boyfriend candidate right now.

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