How to just be friends after dating

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Often we overlook people’s shortcomings when we are smitten and once those feelings of intense attraction fade, we realize it was quite silly to be chasing after that man-child in the first place. Here is my advice to help you feel great again when you are put in the friend zone.

First you must thank him for being honest with you and not dragging you along.

"I think we should be friends" is just about the worst sentence in the English language. Extra points for ballsyness for throwing in the "something might happen," but also points for being manipulative. The decision is up to you, but the perspective friendship doesn't or beneficial in any way, and far from ideal. Save yourself and your ego (which I'm sure is strong enough to take this little hit). And really move on.__Do you think you can be real friends after dating for just a few months?

If moving in separate directions isn't what you want, just tell him you need more time to adjust to being on your own again. God knows what he's doing even if we don't.

Keeping a man as a “friend” can be a single woman’s biggest dating challenge.

Men are genetically wired to propagate the human species; they want to be sexually involved with a woman.

He does not want to be pressured by you to be in a relationship and we have to respect the boundary that they are creating.

Take a deep breath and start to paint your image of the future in a new way, in a happy friendship.

Beckie Hocking, Woodbridge, Virginia I think you should try to be friends. So, since you're going to be together in heaven, shouldn't you try to live peaceably down here?

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