If he continues talking with an ex, that's the first sign that he's either not over a prior girlfriend or he's just not that in to you.4. He should be proud of you, want to show you off, and want to include you in his life."Why do we have to go out with my friends when we can dress up and stay at home? He avoids even minor instances of intimacy in public. Not everyone likes to make out for the whole world to see.
Plus: "Guys who are into girls want to explore with them—not sit on the couch on every date," says Mike.7.
He doesn't do something sweet for you at least once a week.
Rather than being competitive, try to see his successes as your successes as well.
Appreciate and support his career and his successes, and those favors & support will be returned. Not always, but often the happier/more satisfied a person is in his/her career, the happier he/she will be in the relationship, so be supportive.
I’m guessing there are other readers out there that feel this way, especially when both people are working in the same field, firm, company, etc.
How do we deal with this competitive nature so that it doesn’t destruct an otherwise perfectly good relationship?I know you recently did a post on dating someone making less money/having more time, and I really enjoyed it.But I also think some of us have an entirely different problem where we date someone who is equally ambitious and busy.I will say, though, that in that class — the high-achieving man — it was easiest to recognize when someone had decided it was Time to Get Married because they were much more intense on a first date, and much more direct when they weren’t interested (which actually was appreciated).(As always, apologies in advance for every time I say “he” or “the guy” — I really just mean the person you’re dating.) It’s important to recognize that there are different levels of togetherness, and not every long-term boyfriend or girlfriend will be a true partner.I've seen the signs a million times, but just to confirm my suspicions, I asked an actual guy named Mike what he tends to do when he doesn't plan to end up in a relationship with someone he's dating. He texts instead of calls, or he texts more often than he calls.