Understanding dating patterns of the dating games men play can liberate us from these self-blaming thoughts.
That’s why dating them can be so confusing and frustrating.
Guy’s fears of being vulnerable, of being loved and loving, lead them to enact their dating games or patterns.
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The bad news is they are also scared, and they push real intimacy or commitment away.
The good news is that they, like us, usually really do want true love, and down deep they realize that they’d be happier, more content and more sexually satisfied if they had a good relationship.You need to suspend judgment about what a man ought to be like. So how do you know whether to date him or dump him?We expect a lot based on fairy tales, romantic movies and the media: the all-perfect prince is supposed to come along and sweep us away to the magic kingdom of love. The severity of men’s dating and commitment issues varies from person to person.If a guy has one of these patterns, yet he is self-reflective and working on his issues and crazy about you, he is a keeper. And what is he willing to do or change to have that special, lasting experience?As you consider the answers to these questions you will have many ‘Aha’ experiences in understanding the minds of men.Like us, they have habitual ways of sabotaging themselves when it comes to romance and love.