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.
What he does: Over-explains when he has to cancel plans
What it means: At this stage, all you need to hear is quick reason and an attempt to reschedule. Excess details could indicate that something’s going on that he feels like he has to cover up (another girl, perhaps?). It may be an attempted blow-off.