Early on, it’s hard to tell if a weird action is due to normal awkwardness… or something else. We help you decipher.
What he does: Monopolizes conversations
What it means: He might be more nervous than egomaniacal. Smitten men often brag to try to prove that they’re good enough for you. Interject with your own stories. If he’s a quality dude, he’ll listen up.
What he does: Fails to make a move
What it means: the truth is, guys have gotten so many mixed messages about how fast to push things physically that they can get insecure and freeze up. If you want things to progress, you may need to give a subtle green light by grabbing his hand or leaning in for a kiss.
✔ To relate to what a pal is going through, think back to a similar situation you were in. Example: If she’s frustrated about finding a guy, recall the worries you had when looking for a job.
✔ The more info you take in, the more your brains has to screen out. So, using your cell and email 24/7 hampers your ability to read people. Shut it all off sometimes to tune in to others.
The secret? None. Men don’t bounce back from a breakup right away — though it may appear so. Guys are simply more practiced at not letting their emotions show, even when they are crushed by a relationsip’s demise. Men, by nature, think that showing their emotions, especially sadness, is a sign of weakness. Hence, we either repress them or put up a facade that everything is okay.