A few weeks ago I met a guy online. We arranged a date but he cancelled, saying that he just couldn't do it. They were together just a few months but she admitted she still had feelings · Scenario #1 You’ve been on multiple dates and it’s obvious you both like each other, but you’re not exclusive just yet. As you’re deleting old messages, you see she’s changed her · He is on the dating site frequently – multiple times a day. Sometimes, he’d be online after our dates or even while I was on my way to our date. Why is he still on the dating · If he has such a disregard for your feelings, then he isn’t going to be the most compatible partner for you in the long run. Remember, online dating is still new and it · Ask a Guy: We’re Dating, But He Still Checks blogger.com I’ve been dating a guy for a month, we slept together recently and said we’d be exclusive. However, he still goes on ... read more
You wonder if you ruined things with this man by asking. Nope, not this guy. He was too quick to cut things off. Maybe with another man, asking about exclusivity too soon could scare him. Most men want to keep their options open until they are ready to focus on one woman. This is absolutely normal. Just expect that men are dating other women no matter how much fun they are having with you. Until they talk about exclusivity, assume they are not only dating you. Or who your best match will be — that takes time to figure out.
See how he reacts to this problem you presented and keep quiet until he says something. The advantage of both of these methods is that you let the man come to his own decision without pressure or requiring a direct answer which feels highly pressurized to a man. As a dating coach I wonder why you were checking on him so closely? Why were you watching his every move online? That takes time. He may seem like a great guy, but you have to get to know him. And while doing that, you might as well date other men because you never know if a guy will ask you out again.
Since you are working on understanding men, dating more than one man at a time is a great way to hedge your bets. This way you get to know a few men to help you find a good match. Focusing on one man from the first date is a surefire way to end up heart broken and then have to recover from each disappointment.
Stop worrying why is he still on the dating website. If you dont believe me log into my acct and check for yourself. My password is xxxxxxx. I believe we have a strong relationship and have built trust with each another.
So please feel free to go into my acct and do as you please. Is this a valid answer? I have noticed that if you get email notifications from Match just opening one of the emails logs you in and shows you have been online. The email can be anything from here are your daily matches to a message from someone, and just touching or clicking the email causes it to open so be wary of jumping to conclusions.
I recently met someone on Match… We saw each othe twice and are planning to see each other again.. I then went on to say.. Hey there — I looked back at this article, which I wrote awhile ago, and I agree it missed some key points.
What I wrote needed context and was missing the first section which really, really needed to be there. So I agree with you guys, this needed improvement and I got around to it. As with everything, I write my opinions with the hope that it will help the readers be more effective in their love life… and when I feel something can be made better, I do it! If they address it and say ok we are exclusive then you both let it go and never log in to check on them without reason….
We met online and things are moving In a more serious direction. He told me about 2 months in that he deleted his account. I logged on and saw that he was active.
I think this is a breach of trust and I want to confront him gently. Ive been thru this anf r currently going thru this. My initial reacton was hurt and i approached him so wrong. I dont think he has physically cheated me hut the fact that he does continue to be active on these websites for whatever reason has real taken a toll on me emotionally and ofcourse the trust that have for him.
All this crap about it being ok anf find ouy first is straight crap. For me in aby relationship. I would hope and wish there would be a certain level of respect. And its all bad now. Unfortunately I think in this case Eric is giving women advise on how to give men exactly what they want, without the woman receiving what she wants. A lot of the time there are imbalances of power in relationships. I was dating a guy who I discovered had a secret dating profile.
We were sleeping together, so when I found it I told him I thought it was a great idea — it means we can have an open relationship and I can date and sleep with other men, while continuing to sleep with him also. He dumped me. I thought it was hilarious!!!! women and women vs. The last part of your post, saying that if he is shopping around and potentially sleeping around , then you can too… yeah, I agree with that.
Absolutely agree with this post. However… this is an old article during a time where I would get really big questions and edit them down to be shorter in more recent years I generated my answers from more generalized questions and covered all the bases.
I met my boyfriend on a dating site. We have been together for a little over 6 months. so, I had a feeling he was on the dating site again. So, I checked. I did find him under some bogus name. He ended up actually messaging a true friend and I took over.
I know, sneaky. what is going on? Listen, trust is very important. Take it from me I learned the hard way. If he continues to check the dating site drop him and save yourself some pain down the road. There is no reason for him to be on this site.
I knew of a guy who did the same thing. They met online were together 2 years and he was still checking his site. She did her own investigation and found out that he was talking to other women from everywhere sometimes he would tell them he had a girlfriend but it was ending or he would tell them he is single. Please listen to your instincts and there is nothing wrong for a man or woman to check out their perspective other not in this day and age.
Follow your guts. If he is trying this relationship with you ask him to delete his profile and you delete yours. The internet and social sites are very tempting to people. great article, and I found it because I am in a similar situation and really need your advice on how to go about it. I have met an army man on an online dating site about 6 weeks ago, and we pretty much hit it off right from the beginning.
We talked for hours and both expressed how comfortable we felt talking to each other about any topic that you can think of. He is stationed on a US Army Base about 2. After 3 weeks of talking he came to visit me for the weekend, and there was no nervous or uncomfortable feeling between us, just really had an amazing time. In general, he was never pushy or anything, but the opposite, and I got the impression of him as being a nice and honest guy. I believed him and since we had such a great and easygoing time with each other, I just went with the flow.
We saw each other again, two weeks afterwards, I went to visit him this time. He invited me to stay at his place and we again had a great time, very easygoing, no tension or uncomfortable feeling at all.
I thought wow he really is an honest guy, what a catch! I was happy and I told him that and that I liked him a lot. He replied that he liked me a lot too.
During that weekend we spent a lot of time walking around in the town where he lives, we had lunch and dinner in one of his favorite restaurants, and generally had a great time. He was right where I was with my opinion, so again — a match. After that weekend we texted each other every day and spoke about every other day, since we both have time consuming jobs. I was very worried because I knew that as an army soldier, deployment is always imminent. After work he did call me and told me that they are being deployed to Turkey for about days.
I was shocked and sad about it, of course, especially since we just had spent a great weekend together but only met twice so far. But I knew I had to be supportive and not dwell on my fears, so I did the best I could to cheer him up and not burden him with my worries. He kept me in the loop of events for the following days until he finally left for Turkey, and we spoke before he actually got on the plane.
I knew it was going to be tough but hey, it was only for a few weeks, and we promised each other that everything would be fine, that he would be fine. Today he is gone the third day only, and when he arrived there he texted me that getting a wifi hotspot is problematic, but that he would figure it out. Yesterday night I somehow had a weird feeling and just out of curiosity I went and googled his name. Up came a link to badoo. com with his profile on it! My heart made a jump…..
Here we are, I have doubts and feel uneasy about the whole thing. So this morning I texted him the usual good morning text, please be safe out there etc.
I struggled with myself whether to bring it up or not about what I had found out, but then I decided to confront him. So I texted him jokingly that then Whatsapp must be messing with me, because it says he was last online last night around 9pm. He also said that I should know that if he had a chance to get online, he would have texted me as he always does. Also that he got to go and wished me a great day and that we would talk soon. I also said that I wanted to be there for him and support him, and that what he gets from me is honesty and loyalty, but that I require the same.
I have to add that he struck me to be honest and good from the very beginning, and he never gave me reason to not trust him. Always texted me when he was out with friends, letting me know where he was and that he would call me once he got home etc. Whenever he said he would call or text, he did, and in situations when he was held up, he would always let me know. I really need your advice! I know this has become a long message, but I really hope you find the time to reply. Thank you so much in advance!
My story is I am over 45 and back into dating I was single for 3 years. I joined POF with some nice photos. I had 4 dates with 4 different men and 2 more wanted to date but were no shows. All we flops. The last one he was a no show the first date which was an odd time sunday morning! Hes a single dad with two grown kids at home, they sepd at xmas. He apologized 5 days later online that is was not me and said I was so gracious etc. He said he did not show that day as he ex came to his home and found him on POF and freaked out.
This was the reason. But he told me its long over their marriage and said she wont be allowed in his house or at least where his computer is anymore- I could hear anger in his voice. So then a few days goes by he asks if he can see me, so he comes over for coffee it was sunday evening. Things went well I felt a good connection, we made out etc.
Saw him one more time a few days later, then he said hes getting a hip surgery and has to work a lot of OT plus his daughter is moving to another city for college with her things hes been moving her.
I offered to help with anything esp. when hes recovering at home, he said no thanks. He said he wanted to see me this Monday which is tomorrow holiday. So 2 hrs later he messaged me. He said he enjoys being around me too. He said I not an option. He said he does not want to lead me on!
He said maybe its best if we stop contact until after his surgery and hes well again which could be weeks! Then he said he may not get to his computer much to message me!. But he has a phone, why would he say that? It that a way to twist my brain? So I then thanked him and said im going out for birthday drinks. I left him a voicemail 1 hr later just one , its now sunday, he never called me back!!
The next morning I saw him in there at am, did some things, came back at am, he DELETED HIS ENTIRE PROFILE! So I went in and deleted mine as well! One guy got mad cause I wanted him to confirm IM hes still coming!!
He already has pictures of me, I have sent by phone and I asked him that he had been online, he said it was because he was checking whether I had been online, I have left it a week and sure enough he has been online in the last 24 hours. Just recently went through this on another site. We dated for two months, spent a lot of good times together, dinners out, movies, nights out with friends, and eventually sex was involved. He told me that I made him very happy etc.
Then he started pulling away, less texting, calls stopped, excuses started. I had a feeling he was lying to me about the excuses its happened before.
Seems likes bs to me. Well, I shut down my profile a week after meeting him. I just had a weird feeling to log in one day and see if he was online …AND HE WAS!!! He continues to be online at unusual times really late at night or early in the morning. If I make him happy, why look at others? Plus, he said he wanted space? I deserve better. This guy i met online and he said he needed space to get over an ex. Its been 6 weeks no contact. His profile was still on but he took down his pictures and remained inactive for a month but just yesterday went online and reattached his pictures.
Anyway i think its A. Is he trying to test my reaction and call him out on it? Why do guys do this??? I thought he was a genuine nice guy. YOU STILL DIDNT ANSWER MY QUESTION. I ASKED YOU WHY MATCH. this is her email!!! if not Ill call the cops. He told me he loves me and he said he meant it, and would never cheat on me, and I believed it.
He constantly went on dating apps to talk to other girls and he confessed to me and told me he cheated on me. I felt hurt because I thought I knew him and I thought cheating would be the last thing he would to do me. I never thought he would do that to me because of all the words he had said to me about how much he loves me and so on. He said he is serious about me and called me wifey.
He brought me to his parents but seem to be quite scared of letting his friends see me. My boyfriend is very self-centered, which he also admitted. Sometimes I feel like he only cares about himself, pays a lot of attention on himself rather than on me now. I even flew all the way just to get him to talk about this with me because I thought I had to talk about this with him. Since our last huge fight regarding him talking to other girls he said he had deleted the dating apps.
But he would still talk to a few girls he met on okcupid on whatsapp. Constantly texting them. I asked him why, he said because this girl called Dion had recently been to korea and he just wanted to ask information about traveling to korea. So that obviously was an excuse. Although my trust to him is kind of broken but I still want to trust him again. We talked about this issue almost every night and I told him I feel hurt that he still talks to girls from dating app.
Then I asked him if he wants to meet friends then why only talk to pretty slim girls but not guys? Why only pick pretty girls to talk to to be his new friend? Why does he stil want to meet other pretty girls? After another conflict again his mind changed a bit. I said nothing, because minimizing still means he still gets to talk to them.
Although we are ok now but I just feel so helpless. My friends kept telling me to dump him. But what about me? Why are men like that? Hello, I read ur full story. I think you are the opposite of me although we share sth in common, I am also an observant girl when I am dating online, which is what I am doing now. However, I would do the opposite if I found out the guy I am with is doing all these dating app things behind me. You have made him feel like you will never leave, and he can always get you back as long as he stops it for a while.
What I mean is, dress up and make up urself everyday, keep yourself in the best condition, and go out to meet friends and new guys, and let him see these changes! I donno if you have thought about this? If you want to make him become obsess with you, you should just go back to the one you were before, the one who attracted this guy to fall in love with you.
If the guy looks at your profile, you get a notification. Seriously, grow up! The advice in this article is terrible.
His actions are speaking louder than words. He wants something better, or someone else. Since that moment I knew I had to break contact with him since we were not on the same page. I will have to trust his decision, and if I ever feel like my mistrust of him is too big to continue, I will let him know and I will break it off, just like I had intended the first time.
This dating scene nowadays is tough , it is tempting not only to look around for other people because dating websites are just a click away, but snooping is easier as well, and very tempting. I wish you all luck out there, be smart. Why did you let him talk you into staying with him? This is also a chance for you to check how excited he is for the date, depending on how he replies.
This should be a change small enough not to cancel the date for. Pushing it back 15 or 30 minutes is always a safe bet. It also forces him to change his plans for you. On a psychological level, it puts him in charge of treating you right and showing you a good time. However, you should avoid this method if the date involves a booking at a set time, such as a concert or a fancy restaurant.
Check out this simple trick that makes him start chasing you non-stop! The key is to make it sound natural. We recommend making it 4 hours before the date.
This text is full of positive energy, even though you might feel frustrated after being flaked on. Right away, he will see you as a much more valuable girl. As dating coaches, we work with girls all the time, giving them clever techniques like these so they can date amazing guys who treat them like queens.
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However, he still goes on match. com this is how we met. Is this guy bad news or should I just relax and be fine with the fact that he still logs on to match. com at this point? This is thanks, in part, to your excellent comments and questions from the audience. As such, some of the comments which I have preserved bring up points that I have since addressed in this revision.
Right off the top, you mentioned that you and he have agreed to be exclusive. How clear was his side of the agreement to being committed? But then I saw you kept logging in…. Life is complicated and the heart wants what the heart wants.
If this is a misunderstanding, explain it to me. You rarely see me do that. However, in this case, I feel that the conversation points I laid out above do more to instruct than even my explaining of my viewpoint would have…. So in this first section, I wanted to walk through getting clear on how committed he really is in the first place. Everyone wins. When both people really want a great relationship, the relationship feels effortless.
People are so quick to snap up something half-hearted and then try to make that half-hearted relationship into something more. Only you can decide if what you learn convinces you to keep participating in the relationship or not. You will never, ever know what the other person is doing at all times. In this case, you know he goes on match. com because you can see it. But since the beginning of time, men and women have had to learn to trust one another in their relationship.
I can tell you from personal experience that this was a skill I needed to learn. In my past, there have been times when even though the relationship was good, my insecurity would eat away at me. A problem with suspicion and snooping is: the more you fear and suspect, the more that fear and suspicion eats away at you and creates more fears and suspicions!
This creates a vicious cycle that destroys trust in the relationship and ultimately causes a problem where there was none.
At this moment, you are reading into the situation negatively, assuming that he has bad motives or could be playing you. It might, it might not. We have great instincts for this sort of thing. However, there are times where we ourselves are paranoid… perhaps because of negative beliefs we have or prior bad experiences. I'm Eric Charles, the co-founder and co-editor of A New Mode. I love writing articles to help people free themselves from suffering and have clarity in their love life.
I have a degree in Psychology and I've dedicated the last 20 years of my life to learning everything I can about human psychology and sharing what gets people out of struggling with life and into having the life they really want.
If you want to contact me, feel free to reach out on Facebook or Twitter. Similar story, Daring a guy that I was serving hand and knees, he said we were boyfriend and girl friend.
After he said this and we finally had intercourse after two months he went a bot cold and stayed cold as I continued to do all these things for him. I got a bad feeling so I spied on his daring account made up a fake person I knew was his type and waited. A week later I went to check and yes he was coming on to this fake person with one message after the next.
I went to his home and asked him if he was on the daing site, he said NO! I had already at the beginning of our relationship told him that being on there while he is with me is unacceptable and he agreed to close his account. He cost me so much! Did he ever respect me? And how could someone care but play you for a month like this? Went through something similar.
Met someone on Match. com, we seemed to have instant chemistry, there was future talk, like adventures we were going to have, things we were going to do, trips we were going to take, repairs he was going to help me with in my home. We slept together, third time together, it just happened quickly, I was not expecting it and I assumed it meant he was my boyfriend. This guy seemed like a good guy and genuine, hard worker, dad type.
Well I checked match a couple of weeks later and noticed the little green circle that he had been on recently, I brought it up via text to him, he said he was only interested in seeing me, he wasnt looking for anyone else. I left it alone. I hid my profile and would check his and he didnt go on for about three weeks at all, this was during the height of COVID19 quarantine.
Two months in I checked again and found he had logged into match and also I found a zoosk account. What made me check was his hot and cold attitude toward me, his failure to deliver on any of the talk of things we were going to do, even stuff we could have done during quarantine, like the promised drive even to the beach or park.
He stated he must have logged in by accident, after a fight and not speaking to him for a week we got back together with more promises from him. He was going to delete both his accounts but they reactivated before he could, or so he said. His promises never panned out, It turned out I was driving back and forth to his home and we would have takeout, and be intimate. This dwindled from twice a week to once a week.
His texts dwindled. He said he was really busy at work. I checked his accounts after about another month and a half, he was recently active on both zoosk and match, I sent him a like from an old account I had on match just as a test, he answered back, this account didnt even have a photo! So I ended it with him, he told me it wasnt healthy for us to see each other anyway, because he didnt want the commitment I did and wasnt falling in love with me.
So this is just some advice, listen to your vibes, your gut feelings, dont make excuses in your head for anyone, dont try to just see the good, be realistic, it hurts to face the truth, especially when you are lonely, but ladies dont waste your time.
These men are on a constant quest for something better, alot of them have been hurt by their exes and they cant commit, dont want to commit, have unrealistic expectations, and perhaps want to inflect some pain on others because they are damaged. It shouldnt be this difficult.
Then I went back in and created new profiles with a burner email and phone number. Even though I cancelled and deleted my profile on each site, they all still showed me as active. Keep in mind I was signing in from a totally different ip address with a totally different cell phone number and email address. He asked to be exclusive after 2 weeks and I said yes. when told me he was on Match I told him he should get out of there. I confronted him by text and after 16 hours he send me this text.
I really like him and I want to make it work. Should I forgive based on his explaining? I have not once replied to any woman nor searched since we have been talking. If you dont believe me log into my acct and check for yourself. My password is xxxxxxx. I believe we have a strong relationship and have built trust with each another. So please feel free to go into my acct and do as you please. Is this a valid answer? I have noticed that if you get email notifications from Match just opening one of the emails logs you in and shows you have been online.
The email can be anything from here are your daily matches to a message from someone, and just touching or clicking the email causes it to open so be wary of jumping to conclusions. I recently met someone on Match… We saw each othe twice and are planning to see each other again.. I then went on to say.. Hey there — I looked back at this article, which I wrote awhile ago, and I agree it missed some key points.
What I wrote needed context and was missing the first section which really, really needed to be there. So I agree with you guys, this needed improvement and I got around to it. As with everything, I write my opinions with the hope that it will help the readers be more effective in their love life… and when I feel something can be made better, I do it!
If they address it and say ok we are exclusive then you both let it go and never log in to check on them without reason…. We met online and things are moving In a more serious direction. He told me about 2 months in that he deleted his account. I logged on and saw that he was active. I think this is a breach of trust and I want to confront him gently. Ive been thru this anf r currently going thru this.
My initial reacton was hurt and i approached him so wrong. I dont think he has physically cheated me hut the fact that he does continue to be active on these websites for whatever reason has real taken a toll on me emotionally and ofcourse the trust that have for him.
All this crap about it being ok anf find ouy first is straight crap. For me in aby relationship. I would hope and wish there would be a certain level of respect. And its all bad now. Unfortunately I think in this case Eric is giving women advise on how to give men exactly what they want, without the woman receiving what she wants.
· Here’s what I suggest: have an open, clear conversation with him about the kind of commitment you’re looking for. Don’t center it around whether or not he’s talking to women · He is on the dating site frequently – multiple times a day. Sometimes, he’d be online after our dates or even while I was on my way to our date. Why is he still on the dating · If he has such a disregard for your feelings, then he isn’t going to be the most compatible partner for you in the long run. Remember, online dating is still new and it · On the other hand if he flakes, this is when he will tell you. 2. Change The Meeting Time. As the date approaches, send him a text and make a small change to the planned Missing: online · Scenario #1 You’ve been on multiple dates and it’s obvious you both like each other, but you’re not exclusive just yet. As you’re deleting old messages, you see she’s changed her A few weeks ago I met a guy online. We arranged a date but he cancelled, saying that he just couldn't do it. They were together just a few months but she admitted she still had feelings ... read more
And while doing that, you might as well date other men because you never know if a guy will ask you out again. He kept me in the loop of events for the following days until he finally left for Turkey, and we spoke before he actually got on the plane. I thought it was hilarious!!!! i just wanted to say thank you so much for this site! Needless to say, I dropped him like a bad habit. At some point they are going to get back on.Why were you watching his every move online? But here is my situation:. Why are men like that? As you get to know him, you learn more about what you like about this man. you could be experiencing something similar to what ive experienced before.