I’ve been writing this column for 11 months. It’s been wildly interesting talking to people about the issues that they have experienced with dating, both real and perceived.
While everyone’s experiences are drastically different, there are a few complaints I hear consistently. So we’re going to talk it out like adults. I’ve heard from women that the men are flighty, distracted and allergic to commitment. Men tell me women are commitment-obsessed, jealous and overly sensitive.
Although this seems to be polarizing, it actually shows that both men and women are reacting to the same fundamental issue. So don’t worry. It’s all going to be okay.
It’s all just a big miscommunication.
And I actually don’t think it’s a gendered issue (although for the purpose of this article I will talk about it that way). Many of the women I meet are playing the field and “keeping their dance card filled.” They enjoy the chase more than the relationship, and that “R” word sends them running.… Read the rest