As seen originally on Plenty of Fish .com
We all ideally have the type of guy we want to meet, envisioned in our heads. And I’m pretty sure that the love story you have imagined will involve him falling deeply for you and being able to commit.
Choosing to date someone emotionally available is sometimes harder than we think. Mainly because we won’t know if they are until later down the track.
However, if you find yourself constantly “ghosted” or single, then perhaps you are addicted to dating men who aren’t ready to invest in love? Here’s a few tell -tale signs:
1: YOU CAN’T SEEM TO FIND SOMEONE TO COMMIT
When a man is ready to be with a woman, he will do anything to make this happen. Unfortunately, if he has already decided that he doesn’t want anything more, than there’s not much you can do to change his mind.
Just because you might be compatible on some levels, doesn’t mean he is emotionally ready to invest himself. This isn’t a reflection of who you are, but rather either a case of bad timing or the wrong guy for you. When someone chooses to commit to you, it means in every way.
2: YOU ARE CONSTANTLY CHASING AFTER THEM
Whilst there shouldn’t be any games in love and relationships, there is always an element of chase. However, it should be the man wooing the woman. Not the other way around.
If you are constantly chasing men who just seem to always be out of reach or only giving you false hope, then chances are these men aren’t emotionally available.
Save yourself the time, heartache and energy, by guarding your heart and watching their actions. Are they actively pursuing you? If not, then move on.
3: YOU GIVE THEM EVERYTHING AND GET NOTHING IN RETURN
Love is a two-way street and you shouldn’t be the one doing all the work. When a man wants to invest in you and your relationship, he will be meeting you halfway. A healthy and fulfilling relationship shouldn’t leave you feeling drained.
4: YOU KEEP HOLDING OUT HOPING THEY’LL CHANGE
This is so easy to do, but incredibly exhausting. You can’t enter into a relationship in hope of what you want it to be. You need to see it for what it is and decide whether or not that is enough for you.
Trying to fix your man or forcing him to feel the same way will only cause heartache, conflict and tension.
5: YOU MAKE EXCUSES FOR THEIR BEHAVIOUR
This is probably because you have put them on a pedestal which can happen when feelings are one sided. There is nothing wrong with elevating the person you love, but they should be lifting you up to. When there is an element of chase, we feel compelled to try and try over again to win that person over.
This often results in us making excuses for their behaviour, because we don’t want them to lose any interest in us. We cling to what little they give us.