Okay singles, listen up! Falling in love is fun, but it can drive you crazy! If you’re confused by your date’s behavior, you don’t have to pull the petals off a daisy anymore. Here’s how to un-mix any mixed signals you’re getting, courtesy of the experts at Match .com.
- Your date says they want to be exclusive - but they don’t introduce you as their ‘boyfriend’ or ‘girlfriend’. Some people just don’t like the words ‘boyfriend’ and ‘girlfriend’, especially as they get older. But if they’ve told you they want to date only you - that says it all. Still, if you feel confused, the only way to find out the reason is to ask. And if you’re afraid to ask, you’re with the wrong person.
- Someone asks for your number but never calls. Some people like keeping their options open, so they ask for a number and decide whether to call later. If you’re phone doesn’t ring, don’t take it personally. They might be not-calling because they lack confidence, or because they met someone else - or they may have decided to devote all their free time to a charity! Whatever the reason, it’s time for you to move on.
- You only go out on weeknights. Some people just like taking things slow and weekend dates carry more emotional weight. But if you NEVER go out on Saturday night you need to ask why. There’s a reason someone can only see you during the week and it may well be a reason that makes you cut your losses – like they have someone else they’re spending their weekends with.
So what’s the take home lesson? Relationships are confusing, but your best bet is always laying your cards on the table and asking. You’ll feel better when you’re dating and you’ll develop the communication skills you need if you’re going to make it as a long-term couple. Good luck!