May 11, 2019 at 12:23 pm #293271
Now that I know Game of Thrones is not a board game, I know what you will be doing tomorrow with K and I hope this is all that you will be doing with K, that is, too early to do anything else, pace yourself, remember. Get to know him better before you take the relationship further than game of thrones and popcorn, or pizza.
Be back in a few hours.
anitaMay 11, 2019 at 2:53 pm #293275
Yes absolutely. I could say we are strictly friends but I’ve never hung out with him yet. I’ve got to keep my guard up a bit. He’s different from M. But guys are still guys. I’m trying to form a healthy friendship.
LindseyMay 11, 2019 at 3:51 pm #293279
I suggest you set a few rules for yourself, for get together with K: 1, 2, 3.. and be specific..?
anitaMay 12, 2019 at 11:13 am #293335
Well I’m not sure because I honestly don’t think he’s going to try anything. But first I would say make sure there is space between us while watching the show. Also when I leave do not initiate like a hug or anything just say bye.
LindseyMay 12, 2019 at 11:28 am #293339
I’ll be back in a couple/few hours to reply. Add anything that comes to your mind regarding rules.
anitaMay 12, 2019 at 12:10 pm #293341
what should I say if he does try to kiss me? I was leaning towards I like you but I’m trying to take this slow. If you’d like to go on a date I would go but I’m not going to come to your house to just mess around. That’s not what I’m looking for.
LindseyMay 12, 2019 at 1:32 pm #293351
It is very important that you decide ahead of time what limits you will enforce when in his company, and plan what to do in different scenarios. It is a good thing you brought up the scenario of him trying to kiss you.
If he does, be firm, meaning say what you will say in a confident, strong voice, not aggressively, not loud, but firm and strong. Say something like what you suggested above. Developed a bit: I am not interested in messing around casually. At this point we are casually spending time together, we are not dating. Kissing, for me, is part of dating, not of casually spending time together.
If he does not respect that, my goodness, that will indicate that K is not worthy of your time, that will be too bad. If he respects it, then enjoy the time with him. If he later tries to kiss you again (I hope not!) ask him if he remembers what you told him earlier and wait for his answer.
If a man… forgets a woman’s assertion of no kissing/ sex and tries again, it doesn’t mean the woman should forget her own assertion as well! It means he gets at best one more reminder before game over.
anitaMay 13, 2019 at 7:10 am #293471
Things went well. I feel dumb with my assumptions because his roommate was there watching the show with us.
Now I’m even wondering if he is interested in me other than a friend. He was texting me a lot Friday and Saturday and sent a text when I got home last night thanking me for coming over and wishing me a happy mother’s day. Maybe he’s just trying to get to know me. That’s what I’m doing. He’s told me about his past and he had a really bad toxic breakup and then a crazy girlfriend.
LindseyMay 13, 2019 at 8:03 am #293477
I wish you didn’t feel dumb- it is smart to prepare just in case, to figure out different scenarios and prepare for each. Better than to wing it, for an impulsive person who tends to go up and down!
He had a crazy girlfriend, did you ask him what he meant by crazy (so that you don’t act the same crazy. lol)?
anitaMay 13, 2019 at 9:32 am #293515
i know of details with 2 specific relationships. The first he stated was toxic and they have a child together. He does not see the child supposedly the mother doesn’t allow it but pays child support.
the 2nd was recent. He states he was seeing a 41 y/o who works in a different department. He stated before he knew what was happening he was staying with her all the time. He ended it when her child called him dad or something along those lines. He stated she has issues and still reaches out to him. This story concerns me and makes me play things cool. I make sure he initiates all conversations. I told him that I would never introduce or have someone around my children unless things were very very serious.
LindseyMay 13, 2019 at 9:42 am #293523
Proceed with caution. You have your issues, yes, but he has his own issues and they are significant aw well.
anitaMay 13, 2019 at 1:03 pm #293591
yes I will. I told him I think he has issues with boundaries. Do you have any advice or should I be looking out for anything in particular?
I’m just trying to get to know him right now.
LindseyMay 13, 2019 at 2:02 pm #293599
At this point look out for this: does he keep his word to you? If he tells you that he will call you in the evening, does he?
Also, is he motivated to spend time with you; let him know you like him and you want to spend more time with him, to get to know him better as a friend at this point. Then wait. See if he contacts you. If you rush and contact him, you will not know if he is motivated to spend time with you.
* I will be back in a few hours.
anitaMay 14, 2019 at 8:20 am #293691
i have been very mindful to make sure he initiates texting and reaches out first. Here is an example. I watched game of thrones and when I was going to leave he said I should come and watch the finale the next Sunday. I got home and had a bath and he had texted me thanking me for coming over and hope I had a good morhyday. I responded and said I would come over the next suntans that I had fun.
So far so good. He texts every day.
LindseyMay 14, 2019 at 8:22 am #293693
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Horrible autocorrect . Let me fix. … hope I had a good mother’s day….. come over the next Sunday and that I had fun.</p>