Being friends first dating
"I will play friend, hoping to become a lover" : That reminded me of a friend that thought, simply because he was treating me nicely, that I would make sexual concessions.... Friends that are unable to respect boundaries are not truly friends.Lovers that play friends are usually fakes: this is my own experience.
In my young days, (early twenties) I did have a lot of male friends.
Because I fell for it once and will no longer fall for it, I simply feel pity for them and sometimes even want to smack them upside the head.
I can handle physical pain, but emotional pain is something else.
But the ride always ends, and you end up feeling lonely and bitter. It used to be considered the height of Romance that a man should pursue a woman gallantly even if she repeatedly rebuffed him.
Today, this is received as either a frightening or a foolish thing for him to do, but nothing else.Then it has to be compared to the context of what the other person is looking at.