We Still Act Like a Couple. Does He Still Like Me?

Gina Stewart

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Gina Stewart

Gina is the owner of Expert Online Dating. As an online dating consultant, she helps men and women maximize their online dating experiences to get more dates. You can visit her website, www.ExpertOnlineDating.com, for more information or to contact her.

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Reader Question:

I met my ex on a dating website. We were together for three months. He told me he is drifting apart from me. He said “I don’t feel like having a girlfriend and I don’t want to date anyone.”

Last week, we hung out and he still paid for my dinner and slept over. We still acted like we were a couple. However when I texted him, it seemed like he didn’t want to talk to me.

I know he texts other girls he meets online (the website he met me on but he deleted his profile).

Does he still like me?

-Shao (Virginia)

Gina Stewart’s Answer:

In a sense, he probably does still like you. He spent the better part of three months in your company. There was probably a significant amount of emotions he developed for you.

But that doesn’t mean he likes you like you want him to like you. It sounds like he doesn’t want to be the man you want him to be. He texts other women? He doesn’t respond to your texts?

He bought your dinner, but you had sex with him. That’s not a bad trade for him!

I’m sorry to say there are two kinds of breakups: the fast, gut-wrenching ones when your ex makes a hard break and the slow burns when he takes his sweet time and dips in out of your life.

Bear in mind that both have the same eventual result.

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