Don't settle for an emotionally unavailable one.
A tell-tale sign of an emotionally unavailable man is a lack of empathy.
So check for these signs before you get too committed.
Lookout for these signs, as they signify that your man lacks empathy: Emotionally unavailable men can't see past their needs and feelings.
And women often confuse the sensitive, wounded man with the emotionally available man.
But just because a man can easily cry doesn't mean that he's compassionate. Some emotionally unavailable men are compassionate — they give to charities, they listen to their friends' problems, they lend money to friends and family members; however, you have to look at a man's level of compassion for another person's feelings in moments when he's upset.
You have to look at how he behaves when you are most needy: when your insecurities flare up or when you're in the midst of a tough circumstance.
It's hard to tend to your partner's feelings when you are not in a positive emotional state.
Most of us quickly get irritated, frustrated and fed up with a loved one who puts emotional demands on us when we feel to-the-brim already.
However, it's important to find a way to make space for your partner's feelings at all times, because an ability to give when it's hardest to do so is testiment to good character.
An emotionally unavailable man can't grasp this concept.
But it's not completely his fault that he lacks empathy. Cognitive scientist Simon Baron-Cohen recently made the discovery that a lack of empathy is associated with the male brain.