DUMPED & Confused!!!!

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DUMPED & Confused!!!!

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    patrice agosto
    patrice agosto
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    June 12, 2018 at 6:45 pm #176868
    DUMPED & Confused!!!!

    I was dating a guy for a month. Everything was going great we had great chemistry and connection. I Supported him by getting him things I thought could help him out, such as, groceries, toilet tress, knick knacks, etc.. I would also pay utility bills for him with my credit card being that he didn’t have one and he would give me the cask instantly. He contacted me regularly and I stayed a couple weekends at his house. He also took me on a couple nice dates and I thought we enjoyed each other’s company immensely. I admit I believe we moved rather quickly being that this was my first post divorce relationship which included intimacy in over 2 years. I asked him on a date and my card declined at the restaurant. The bill was $48. He paid the bill and left me in the restaurant and Later texted me that he was embarrassed and don’t call him. Was he trying to get rid of me all along? Did he have someone on the side or something that would make him break things off so abruptly?

    dashingscorpio
    dashingscorpio
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    June 13, 2018 at 5:42 pm #176991

    Didn’t you already post this same story?
    The answer remains the same. MOVE ON!

    Clearly this guy was never really “into you” and (four weeks) of dating does not make for an {exclusive relationship}.
    This is especially true if you met on a dating site or via social media. Your mistake was thinking you were in a “relationship”.
    Essentially you were paying utility bills, buying groceries, and various other nick knacks for a stranger.

    One clue for you should be if a guy doesn’t have his act together he’s not relationship material.
    Whether he asked you for help directly or “dry begged you” by mentioning his financial woes that should have been a “red flag”.

    Hopefully you will refine your mate selection process and must haves list before you get back into the dating scene.
    The typical infatuation phase of new relationship generally last from 4-12 weeks. Avoid over committing yourself emotionally too soon. You don’t start to know someone until after you’ve had disagreements.

    greenbook
    greenbook
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    June 17, 2018 at 1:14 pm #177256

    +1 with the poster above.

    Look, I am swimming in financial debt right now due to health issues, and I would never, ever, ask a woman – even a girlfriend of 12 months – to help me with my credit card bills. That’s my responsibility. Not hers. I believe in that concept so much that I would even offer a pre nup agreement that she is not responsible for my debts.

    I would also advise you to avoid all sexual contact if you want to committed relationship until there is not only commitment, but a high level of communication, emotional intimacy and trust. That takes TIME to develop. Several months. One of the major problems with having “physical intimacy” too early on in the relationship is that it confuses the relationship. You’ve just done the most intimate thing you can do with a person, and you don’t even know the dude. If you’re just into having fun that’s one thing, but if you want a relationship, DELAY. Especially with men.

    greenbook
    greenbook
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    June 17, 2018 at 1:20 pm #177257

    I have never met a man who is serious about a woman who won’t wait (unless it’s marriage or something like that). More importantly, you can’t have great physical intimacy in a relationship without communication first. SLOW DOWN.

    Also, if your divorce just ended, you might want to consider getting a counselor and not dating AT ALL. I got stung by a woman who after 5 months of breaking up with her fiancee was STILL rebounding. I could tell that she was making irrational decisions and getting way too physical with me because she was desperate for a man to make her feel sexy again. She was a great gal, but not relationship material at that time. Fortunately I didn’t do anything more than kissing her and got out of that thing.

    I wish you the best. Please slow down. I really would recommend counseling. It sounds like you’re rebounding in a major way from your previous relationship.

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    brokenAF23
    brokenAF23
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    June 26, 2018 at 5:01 am #177933

    Let go and move on.

    pisceslady89_
    pisceslady89_
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    June 26, 2018 at 5:56 am #177935

    He isn’t relationship material. He doesn’t have his act together. Based on your post. I’m sorry if you feel devastated but you have to let t go and move on. Try not to be too emotional at an early stage of dating. Usually relationships that are too fast, won’t last.