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My online dating profile says nothing about my history. However, I've written and published about my past. I've put my truth out there. I've made. I'm ostensibly "dating" someone "casually," but where is the freakin . I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that this is doomed unless neither of. This is not a business meeting between colleagues or a divvying up of the will from some wealthy uncle, this is a date, like an online I've only.
If you do get your sexy time on, I would have an honest discussion about what you need going forward. It's hard to stay attracted to someone who's anxious about the frequency or quality of your bedroom activities, especially this early on. That, and it's difficult to want to have sex with someone who puts a lot of pressure on you to perform. I'd bet good money on him picking up your anxiety over the situation. So, he may no longer be super excited about sleeping with you, but not for the reasons you think.
It sounds like the one time you had sex, he came, you didn't - did he possibly finish too fast? He may be nervous about that happening again, or not being able to please you, or not knowing how to initiate, or Ideally he should be able to vocalize this like a mature adult, but, eh, sometimes we all need a little help. I agree that you need a real, open conversation about what's going on.
And also agree that you should be initiating as well, if you aren't already. My male partner is super responsive sexually but for various reasons nothing to do with his attraction to mehas some trouble initiating. I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that this is doomed unless neither of you is able to communicate! Kiss him and lead him to bed. Tell him what you'd like to do and start taking clothes off, yours and his. Or tell him flat out as foreplay: Let's get into bed. If he's says no, begs off, or seems disengaged, then I think you have your answer: I've definitely had partners with some of these issues who covered them with the umbrella excuse of "tiredness.
You need to make your expectations about sex clear and tell him how you've been feeling about the lack of it. He needs to provide you with a more satisfying explanation and present you with some potential solutions. It's good that you're monitoring your feelings, because being in an unsatisfying sexual relationship can really make you start to doubt your own attractiveness and do a number on your self-esteem.
It's better to get out before that happens if you're not being met sexually.
If he's really that tired then he doesn't have room in his life for a casual sexual relationship. Believe his actions, not his words. But since then nothing has happened.
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He hasn't done anything to match his vocal reassurance. I think either he wasn't being upfront with you or he doesn't care. I don't know what it is that he wants out of this relationship, but it doesn't sound like it's sex. You're right to be wary. Also, I wouldn't assume that it's lack of attraction that's causing his disinterest in sex. He could be using lots of porn, have a really low sex drive, have other partners, have issues or anxiety regarding sex, any number of things.
It's not just that you aren't having sex, but that you really don't know why you aren't having sex. But whatever the reason, this could end up being really soul-sucking for you--I'd rather date someone whose desire for me matched my desire for them.
If you like him pretty well, and everything else is okay, it's probably worth talking about it before ending things, no? Not much to lose, good practice, might help? I'd be wondering if this was a big warning sign of things to come.
After you get over the initial meet and greet kind of energy, and you have a brand new novel sexual interest that you trust, you'd think the clothes would be flying off, right? Personally I'd be creating plenty of serious attention, time and space for that to develop physically with a new person unless I had some extremely difficult events going on in my life.
If that's not happening at the outset, how's that going to work long term? To answer questions so far: I've initiated sex, I'm definitely not waiting around for him.
Usually kissing him and saying, "Mm, I really want you," etc. He puts the brakes on saying he's tired.
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Then usually we cuddle. So I tend to prefer talking rather than using touch to initiate, because I'm a little too careful about explicit consent. However I like to think I do it without turning someone off Are you all really getting "anxiety" vibes from this post? I'm feeling mainly exasperated and a bit rejected, not anxious. The thing I find myself muttering is, "what is this fuckwittage?
If you make it explicitly a sex date "Sex needs to happen and I need you not to be tired"then you've been clear where you stand and what you need him to do, and you can progress or not accordingly.
I would have one sit-down with him, ask him directly what's going on, and then give him one chance to change his course. If not, you've learned that you're incompatible. Definitely would NOT keep dating him if he is not honest with you and nothing changes. Sometimes I was actually tired, sometimes hungover, sometimes not into them physically as much as I should be, sometimes worried about my sexual performance the longer it goes without, the more awkwardetc. The point being that "tired" is so vague that unless he is being forced to work 20 hours a day and only sleep 4 hours that it isn't a real answer.
People who want to give you a concrete answer as to why and what he's really trying to say here just can't. Haha, I think I would under no circumstances be able to get an erection under this pressure. An open, low-pressure but direct conversation would be better IMO as someone who has had anxiety interfere with perfectly normal sexual function. The flesh is strong, the mind can out think itself.
Use the money you would've spend on drinks for the next 5 dates on a really nice vibrator. Free your body and your mind. I decided it didn't matter why he didn't want to have sex, that it was a mismatch and a fine reason to quit dating him.
I met up with him one more time to kinda test if I wanted to stay friends, and I didn't - he complains a lot, it turns out. It sounds like this is enough of a mismatch that you're unlikely to happily meet in the middle OR that he's not telling you something. It doesn't matter, just walk. Or possibly not a thing he has acknowledged to himself. If you're specifically into this for the casual sex, it's not the fling for you. I can't imagine having one more conversation or date with this person! How humiliating for you both.
He's not ready, or sex is not important, or he's still sleeping with his ex. You just don't know. Do not care about why, just bounce and move forward. I doubt you will ever find out why your had sex on the 4th date and then not again for the next 6, when there is ostensibly mutual attraction and no known reluctance toward having sex in a casual context.
Theres no magic thing you can do or way you can behave to make this into the situation you want it to be, and the whole deal should just be easier than it is. Also, I know there are alternative scenarios here, especially for a first time e. And, bluntly, sex with him is unlikely ever to be satisfying for you. If he's in his mid-thirties and doesn't know how physical female sexual response works, well, who the heck has time to teach someone that in a casual hook-up?
Everything you've written suggests a mismatch of some sort.
You're saying that you're willing to look elsewhere to get what you want, and this is eminently reasonable. Let's say you have sex on the next date. Will he magically change his lack of sex drive?
Will he magically change his lack of communication? Will he magically learn to satisfy you without piv sex? Or will you just move your boundaries? How many more dates will you wait before you begin saying "just one more date" again? You might consider whether you're setting yourself up to waste your time. Fwiw, I'm sure he's a nice guy, but it sounds like one month after ending a big relationship is just too soon for him to really get into a new person.
It sounds more like he just isn't ready to be alone yet, and he is more interested in your good company than he is in a new relationship. In that case I think it's probably a case of mismatch. For some people, casual dating is exactly what you're doing - it would be for me. I would never think of casual sex and casual dating as the same thing - for me they're exact opposites. Going out together, cuddling, kissing, but not sexing would be exactly what I, if single, would refer to as "casual dating".
Which like - it's totally fine not to want to date him! So I'd break up but stay friends. I think it's a bad match regardless. But there's a dozen reasons why someone might be reticent to disclose that one really isn't ready for sex, doesn't want sex, or has anxiety about being in a sexual relationship.
On the other hand, he might be an asshole. Figuring out which is which requires a good and honest conversation. If he's less than candid because there's some pretty big stigmas associated with not being GGG along with most of the reasons whythat's a problem he needs to deal with on his own.
Will you be okay with that? If not, get out now. I've been there, I've had the regrets. It's easier to end the relationship early than wait until you are invested in each other and then put up with something that makes you unhappy. If he wanted to have sex with you, he would.
This is NOT to say you aren't amazing, and beautiful, and sexy, and a wonderful sex partner. But I agree with jazzbaby. If he were into sex with you, you would be having sex. Yet, even if removing my work were possible, I didn't want to suppress something vital about myself: I am a writer.
Years before I published anything, I operated in a mode of virtual silence. Believing the mere knowledge of the events of my past would be detrimental to a potential relationship, I went on dates deeply worried about the moment a man would find out the one fact that I imagined would be more of a deal breaker than infidelity or a drug habit or an STD: I saw myself as damaged goods.
I worked hard to keep conversations away from the topics of family and parents and where I grew up, anything that could potentially reveal my past. But avoiding certain topics squelched my innate openness; I acted in a way that was inauthentic and guarded. I frequently sabotaged first dates, making sure there would not be a second. In my early 30s, when I'd been dating one man for a month and I finally told him about my history, he responded by leaving: If only I'd known that fact about him from the start, not at the point when I'd grown attached, when breaking up shook what little confidence I had about being honest in a relationship.
That said, I don't feel the need to announce to anyone I've just met -- a potential boyfriend, neighbor, colleague, whomever -- something so personal. But I can't stop them from asking questions or going online and searching for information. And I'm not afraid if they do. Unlike in my past, I no longer fear someone knowing the truth.
Sure, I have regrets about the way I coped during my young adulthood, but that was how I survived until I was able to deal with what happened and move forward. My past no longer directs my life. I take pride in the hard work I've done to surmount what I once thought was insurmountable. We all have problems.
Some of us suffer from depression or anxiety, or we're commitment-phobic or controlling, or we have issues surrounding intimacy or anger or body image or self-esteem. We all have histories, and we're all shaped by life experiences. Although we may not speak of our challenges on first or second or even third dates, they do announce themselves through our body language, our behaviors, our conversations, our decisions to stay or leave or drink or text or call or have sex or whatever it is we end up doing or not doing.
We unconsciously reveal what we don't purposely acknowledge. When my date announced that he felt he knew me because he'd read my essays, at first I was relieved. I no longer had to wonder about what his reaction would be to such information. But later I grew irritated, because he made assumptions about who I was as a person from what he'd read.
When I decided to stop seeing him because, among other reasons, I found out he was living with two women and was obsessed with weight and was looking for a caretaker rather than a partner, he sent me a note trying to convince me that he was my match: