I Don’t Know if He’s Into Me. Should I Give Up?

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 am currently trying to date a British man. I invited him to a friend’s party, but he declined because of his daughter and stated “We will do something fun later.” It’s been about two weeks and nothing. We work in the same building and see each other almost every day. I am normally aggressive and would have already asked him out on another date, but I’m not getting any clear indicators that he is into it.

Should I type a list of my interests so he can review them to see if we have anything in common, or should I just give up?

-Morgan (California)

Dr. Wendy Walsh’s Answer:

Morgan. Morgan. Morgan. You ambitious thing. I know this is something you want, but the one thing we can’t really change is another person’s behavior.

You’ve asked him out and showed you are interested. He declined and took the ball to his court. Aside from smiling and being available, there’s not a whole lot you can do at this point, except to not take it personally.

My hunch is that this isn’t about you. There may be an obstacle in his life you know nothing about. Stand up tall, breath, and move on with a smile on your face.

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