Is Dating What It Used To Be?
I went to see an old friend the other day and we had been out of touch for about five years, so when we were catching up and he told me he recently went through a divorce, I was shocked. Here is a guy who was always so loyal to his wife and children, but she decided to go out and cheat on him anyway. Let me also say this guy is incredibly good looking and in shape, but that didn’t seem to matter. I feel terrible for him, as he was really trying to salvage the marriage, but she didn’t want to give up her boyfriend. A few months later, she was whistling another tune.
So low and behold, he is out there dating again and put himself up on a few online dating sites. He met a wonderful woman with whom he enjoys spending time, but he is frustrated with the fact that she doesn’t seem to want to commit to anything serious. Honestly, I’m surprised he wants to become attached again so quickly, but he said he’s tried to play it casually, but it’s just not him. He’s surprised that people just aren’t looking to commit to exclusivity in a relationship. I tried to give him my take on online dating…it’s great for meeting people, but with such the variety, people don’t feel the urge to settle down and see if one relationship can work when there is a potential to meet so many more.
So how should he handle this without sounding too clingy? Is it wrong for him to want an exclusive relationship with someone he has been out with for a few months now? Call Michelle tonight at 1-800-283-1015 to discuss!