Even if you’ve heard it many times, from everyone you know, you will still likely learn the meaning of this advice the hard way: Communication is key in relationships!
You can resign yourself to communicating clearly, saying what you mean, and meaning what you say…but you may be surprised at what a hard time many guys have doing the same. Let me hit you with a few scenarios:
1. The Excessively Concise Texter: This guy can’t be bothered to type more than three words at any given time. You might text him “How was your day?” and hear back “At gym.”
If you’re reading this, and you’re this guy: Full sentences go a long way. Please and thank you.
2. The Mirror: This guy just concurs with whatever you say about your relationship so that he doesn’t have to come up with his own feelings. If you text him that you love him, he says “Me too.” If you text him the next day that things aren’t working, he says “I agree.”
If you’re reading this, and you’re this guy: It’s over.
3. The MIA Guy: This guy seems into you but then vanishes after every date for the next three to five days, like clockwork.
If you’re reading this, and you’re this guy: Once you have a physical relationship with a girl, you need to check in every one or two days, even if it’s just a smiley face. We’ll take it.
4. The Silent Type: “How do you feel about us?” strikes fear into his heart. In fact, asking how he feels about anything makes him want to curl up into a little ball on the couch and pal Xbox. Oh, wait…
If you’re reading this, and you’re this guy: Put your game on pause and simply tell us if we’re wasting our time in this relationship.