10 Unhealthy Dating Patterns And How To Break Them
3: Chasing Guys And Trying To Manipulate Them To Ask You Out
The Pattern: When you like a guy, you try to orchestrate events that will bring you together, like organizing a happy hour after work or a night out dancing with your classmates. The morning after a date you text him, “Thanks so much for last night, it was amazing! I’d love to see you again soon!” But you are not really expressing gratitude. You are trying to push him to ask you out NOW so you don’t have to sit with your Will he ask me out again? anxiety all week. You feel like you have to plot out every step of this relationship and without your constant vigilance, it will wither away and die.
How To Break It: Let go of the reins. You are not really in control anyway, even though you think you are. Know that your efforts are not helping move things along. Stop planning group activities—if he wants to ask you out, he’s a big boy and he knows how to without Karaoke Night being shoved in his face. Before you text him to thank him for a date, check-in with yourself and notice what your true motivation is. It’s great to let him know that you had fun and give this guy a sign that should he want to ask you out again, you’ll say yes. But make sure you are being genuine and free of ulterior motives. And about that anxiety. Sit with it. It will pass. Warning: Some relationships will wither and die when you stop making all the moves. But these relationships aren’t worth being in anyway.