Dating an older man set in his ways
It can feel like a risk since guys generally do not deal well with rejection, especially rejection in a moment of vulnerability.And I can personally admit that love can make me feel vulnerable and can bring up fears and emotions in me that are more than I’m ready to handle at a given moment.To the cynical or jaded in the audience, men feel love. But we definitely express it differently than women and interpret it differently as well.In short, guys love through action and not through words.
He’s never introduced me to his family (who live out-of-state), but he’s introduced me to all of his close friends as his he loves you, but let’s talk about how men show love and the subject of men & love in general.
Most men look at what they say as a sort of promise or commitment, even if it’s an emotionally based discussion.
So saying what seems like a simple three words can actually like a huge risk, promise or commitment to a guy.
I’m not saying it means I have to marry her, but it means that she has a special place in my heart and I will always do my best to be there for her regardless of how the relationship turns out (within reason).
It means I am promising to be there and to be good to her – and if I break that promise, I will suffer as well.