Are we dating or just friends
—but rather, ‘how long can I keep them in my back pocket’? Your memories may haunt you, and make it difficult to find someone new.
But imagine the likelihood of this happening if you’re still seeing the person regularly.
Check whether he’s trying to catch your eye from across the room too, especially if he holds your gaze past the point of a casual glance.
And if you watch very closely, you might even see his pupils start to dilate!
It’s his way of telling you that he notices you and wants to make you feel good.
Look out for subtle signs that he likes you more than a friend. You might find that he brings up small details that you mentioned on your first date weeks later.
So if you’re asking ‘should I stay friends with my ex’?
—consider these tips and words of wisdom before answering: You see it in the paper every day.
Jerry Seinfeld wisely observed that breaking up with someone was like trying to tip over a soda machine. The logic usually goes, ‘I do like her as a person. The ever present danger for these types of friendships is a backslide.
Once it is moving and unstable, only then you can push it over. It is difficult to tell another person, ‘I don’t want a romantic relationship with you.’ Hearing it from someone else is clearly worse. From an intellectual level remaining friends may seem like a good idea. If both individuals are emotionally mature, and completely lacking in romantic feelings for each other, then a jump straight to the friend zone might be possible. Mutual breakups are usually not mutual, and the breakee is holding on to some strong romantic desires.
We’ve all had that feeling when we meet someone that we connect with but we’re not sure if they feel the same way. Are they interested in you or are they just being polite? The simple rule is: if he likes you, he’ll be in touch.