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Are women supposed to bring up the commitment talk?

I've been "seeing" someone for three weeks now, and he seems interested... I think... but hasn't mentioned anything regarding a relationship or exclusivity yet. Should I bring it up or wait it out? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Dec 13, 2013 - 26 answers

Getting over a love and hate relationship with a womanizer

I dated a guy, on and off, for more than two years... He didn't commit and even slept with other women while he was sleeping with me. I still loved him but hated him at the same time. I tried to get my revenge but I don't know what to feel anymore. [more inside]
posted by sedulous on Nov 17, 2013 - 20 answers

How to stay when it hurts like I'm already gone

How do you stay in a relationship when you know there's a very good chance it might end soon? [Siberian winter's worth of snowflakes inside.] [more inside]
posted by Sockmaster on Sep 17, 2012 - 42 answers

What is the best choice for this relationship?

Should I tell the person I've dated that his time is up? [more inside]
posted by kellybird on Sep 9, 2012 - 30 answers

How do I love better?

I really don't want to end up alone. What can I start doing to break this generational cycle? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me be okay with non-commitment.

I've been dating a guy for a few months who is really awesome -- but not ready for a relationship. How do I deal with this? [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Jan 25, 2012 - 60 answers

Can I get a jump?

I feel like I'm stuck in that awkward phase of a relationship between dating and when things become serious. I'm ready for something more. I'm not sure my boyfriend is, and I'm concerned. Snowflakes abound. [more inside]
posted by erstwhile on Oct 15, 2011 - 20 answers

Dating when 30 is like being 12 all over again. Seriously.

Need advice before I accidentally sabotage this awesome new potential relationship. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 6, 2011 - 16 answers

How soon is too soon to start feeling restless in relationship?

Should I be concerned that my SO is already scared of feeling "trapped" because of our long-term/forever potential after 2-3ish months of dating (and 7 of close friendship)? He mentioned noticing other women more than normal and equates it to feeling scared of eternal monogamy. Is this a giant red flag? Or am I picking a fight with someone willing to be honest with me about his feelings? Or both? More details inside. (anon because he and mutual friends are aware of MeFi handle) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2011 - 25 answers

Funny stories: some things about your long-term s.o. that once upon a time gave you anxiety attacks?

He's a silly nerd. I love him for it, but the more I find myself getting seriously attached to those things that he does, the more I find myself worrying that one day I won't be able to appreciate it as much as I do now... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2010 - 14 answers

Sweet Guy or Crazy Person?

I am currently dating an ex, and we've been back together for about a month now. Everything is going really well, except for the fact that I'm starting to get a little freaked out about his revelation that he thinks I'm his soul mate and that he never got over me from the last time around. Does this guy sound sweet and sincere or potentially unbalanced? [more inside]
posted by mudlark on Oct 22, 2010 - 49 answers

Help me attract available men please!

Please help me attract available men! [more inside]
posted by fan_of_all_things_small on Jun 26, 2010 - 13 answers

Let's all just relax.

A guy I've been seeing for seven weeks just told me he loved me. I do not feel the same way. [more inside]
posted by Tha Race Card on Jun 21, 2010 - 25 answers

Failedpolyamoryfilter

Failedpolyamoryfilter: Help! I care for two people and I have to choose between them. What does one base a decision like this on? How do I tackle this situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2010 - 26 answers

Was it too soon to ask about his feeling?

Relationship-break-up-post-mortem filter: Did I objectively screw this up or was it just a unique to the person I was with. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2010 - 30 answers

A Classic Case of Cold Feet?

We've been going out for three months and suddenly he's starting to freak out. He's got all the symptoms of the classic cold feet you see in the movies. Our relationship is still very new but good, and loving, but he's building up all this irrational stress about being in a committed relationship is cutting off his options and he's afraid he'll hurt me because he can't trust himself if he's tempted. [more inside]
posted by sweetmarie on Mar 17, 2010 - 25 answers

talking about Big Plans in a relationship

Talking Big Plans in a relationship -- how do I distinguish the excitement of approaching life for two from the prudence to not jump the gun, so to speak? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Mar 2, 2010 - 7 answers

When almost perfect is too complicated

A late 30s divorced guy: Should I commit to one person or continue to go on dates? It's long and complicated, as always. [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Aug 19, 2009 - 20 answers

How can I diffuse my predilection for long-term relationships in order to make the most of things short-term?

Is it possible to recalibrate my thinking/expectations to accept the circumstances of casual dating? [more inside]
posted by dorothy humbird on Feb 28, 2007 - 18 answers

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