The dashing young man sits next to you. You look over and marvel at his soft brown eyes. The light banter turn from casual flirting to something deeper. You look at him slowly, meekly, hoping that he will reciprocate positively back.
Unfortunately, the expression on his face freezes. His eyes dart down and he looks at his hands. To be completely honest with you, I still have feelings for my ex. You suck in a deep breath, feeling your face and body sag back into the cushions like a scared puppy just being reprimanded. Any girl with self-respect would simply dust the rejection off her and carry on to the next suitable bachelor.
Should you continue to see him or not? A guy like this is akin to emotional cocaine for the soul and obviously, very dangerous. Honesty should be one of the most important traits you look for in a man. When I see a situation like this I try not to use a cookie-cutter solution.
Ideally dating should be a slow drawn out dance between two people. He shows interest in you. You show interest in him.