Im currently in a situation that’s giving me anxiety. I would like some of your opinions on whether you think this guy is stringing me along or simply just taking things slow.
I’ve been seeing a guy and we’ve been on three dates so far. We text daily and he is the one who initiates the dates. He’s also a huge gentleman. He says that he’s looking for something serious - a relationship that will lead to marriage and kids. I feel the same for myself.
However, when I asked him about “us” on the third date, he says that our age difference is a bit of a red flag for him since I’m still finishing university while he wants to settle down. So I asked him to clarify and he said that while he’s not pursuing any other women NOW, he might go on a date if one catches his interest. I term this “keeping his options open”.
He says that he’s uncomfortable being exclusive right now since we’ve only been on a few dates.
Question 1) Do you think he’s being reasonable? Or making excuses?
Question 2) His birthday is coming up as well. What does it mean if he doesn’t invite me?
Question 3) He has a work trip but he went a few days earlier than needed (two days before his coworkers). Is it because he wants to meet girls there?