Ask A Very Smart Brotha: Why Does He Leave Me Hanging Via Text Message?
Niecy: Why do men try to hide their feelings from us? And you mean everything to them! And we show them ours…
DY: Sometimes it’s because men have been socialized to believe that showing feelings/emotions is a sign of weakness. And sometimes it’s because there aren’t any feelings to hide.
Denise: Why do men leave me hanging in a text message? No response for days… 😦
DY: Sporadic communication is usually a sign that he’s not very interested in you.
Nicole: I’m 41 years old and looking to start dating again…any tips?? It’s been about 2 years since I’ve been out on a date and I’m nervous!
DY: Relax. Have fun. Enjoy life. I realize this seems like simple advice, but dating should be fun. And you won’t have fun dating unless you’re already having fun with your life.Shutterstock
Rae: Is it ok to have sex on the first date and can it develop into a relationship?
DY: Yes and yes. Just remember, make that decision when you’re comfortable making it. Not when you feel like you “have to.”
Allisha: How long is too long to date someone with no commitment?
DY: Depends on you. From my own experience, though, I pretty much knew how I felt about someone — at least in terms of commitment — after a few weeks of consistent dating.
Taye: When you truly like someone, but can’t tell the guy because he said he is not ready for a relationship because he has been hurt in the past…What should you do?
DY: Believe that he doesn’t want to be in a relationship with you.