So while I can’t personally identify with guys who are shut-off from love, I can acknowledge one thing: they keep me in business. Even when I was in my ten-year-online-dating-slut phase, I always wanted to fall in love.And yet, today, I’m going to continue to do my part to put myself out of business, by sharing this really well-written piece from Single Black on what emotionally unavailable men are thinking and doing when you’re dating them.
) Here are a handful of excellent take-aways that I want you to internalize ASAP, so you will no longer waste time on another dead-end guy: 1.
Being emotionally unavailable doesn’t mean he’s dead.
It means he’s not serious about falling in love at this point.
“Now the fact that we are emotionally unavailable doesn’t mean that we’re no longer desirous of a woman’s attention and affection.
It also doesn’t mean we’ve lost the ability to perceive attractiveness and beauty and it most definitely doesn’t mean we’re no longer interested in sex.
We will want all of those things, and we’re still going to work toward getting all of those things. Maybe it was our overt actions (not claiming you as a girlfriend). Maybe it was our actual words (I’m not looking for anything serious right now), but you didn’t pay attention.Understanding this is essential to understanding the emotionally unavailable man…Women often seem to assume that because a man is single, educated, employed, handsome, possessed with great taste, a great wardrobe and is a generally good guy, he is automatically on the market. Says the author about women who ignore the signs: “They figure if they can determine why we’re emotionally unavailable, then they can just help us address that issue and all will be right with the world.Still though, no matter how stern our warnings, no matter how many times we tell you that our emotional unavailability is serious and not a game, you still find away to allow yourselves to fall to the point of no return.”“If we communicate to you, in no uncertain terms, that we’re very interested in you, but not interested in anything serious with anyone, and you choose to proceed, we see that as the green light to be the naturally great guys we’ve always been.This means we’re going to be thoughtful, we’re going to be charming and we’re going to make your friends laugh when you introduce us to them.We’re going to check on you when you’re sick, send you good morning emails and good night text messages. He’s so selfish and insensitive that he’ll never make a woman happy.” In other words, he can be a good guy and do everything right – but if he’s not acting like a boyfriend, you’re wasting your time. You claim to be a powerful woman, but you don’t act like it.When we go out together, we’re going to do everything we’re supposed to do to make sure you have a good time and if you let us, we’re going to do everything in our power to please you sexually. Because a good guy takes pride in making sure a woman in his company has enjoyed her time with him.” Amen. You’d be hard pressed to find any of them who would say, “That Evan is a miserable asshole. (Oh, boy, now we’re cutting close to the bone…) “Men use a formula to assign value to the women in their lives and a large part of that formula is derived from how much we believe that woman values herself.