For the past month or so I've been dating a girl I get along well with.
Hopefully, this is a relationship you walked away from.
For odds are that, in both cases I've portrayed, you were dealing with a person who might best be understood as having what in developmental psychology is called an pattern.
Holding court the middle of an impenetrable circle of cool, attractive people is intimidating, but effective.
Your person of interest will want to be part of the circle.
The person might wonder, just who One moment, I'll be affectionate, totally paying attention to you. Sending mixed signals is a timeless tactic employed by both genders.
Not only does it create a riddle for the other person to solve, but giving little tastes of good vibes, mixed with a confusing vibe intrigues people.
She says she doesn't want to make me a rebound for her and that is why she is hesitant to get physical (isn't she already physical? I'm wanting to pull the plug on this relationship because I'm not convinced it's going anywhere but I wanted to see what your reaction was to this.
One of the few positive signs was that she did take her online dating personal down after she learned I had taken my down.
Any natural progression toward greater intimacy (at least intimacy) simply wasn't happening.
And your trying to cultivate more patience, to cut the other person more slack, or make allowances for their perhaps having an especially "private" nature, ultimately didn't seem to make any difference in your feeling uncomfortably removed from them.
obnoxious, but making the person long for your attention by makes it that much better for them when you actually give them that attention later on (once you've decided the punishment has gone long enough).