What to do??....In need of your 2 cents.....UPDATE.
Posted on Sun, Aug 20, 2006 00:00
Ok----here it goes..
I would like to ask for input on this situation, if I may.
I have been dating this man for almost a year now. We met on one of these dating sites.
Right from the start he has been very honest about his intentions and feelings towards me. He is not in love with me and does not plan to marry me.
So, we have been friends ?with benefits. We spend every weekend together, going out and doing different stuff, and we have the best time.
In February I left for France for 4 months. I told him that I hoped that when I came back to the States again, he would be available still, so we could do things together, at least once in a while, and his answer to that was: You know I love you like a friend, and will always be here for you, and hope you find the Love of your Life in Europe. I was shocked, but at the same time was not, since he had always been straight forward with me, but needless to say, it kind of hurt! I told him so, and he said that since he cannot give me what I want/need relationship wise, he would be happy for me if I met someone who could.
We kept in touch while I was away, he did not date anyone else, and went to see me at the end of my trip, and we had a wonderful time in Paris.
I came back and we are still dating, still having a great time together, but I know that it is not going to go any further than that.
All this time I have not allowed myself to fall in love with him, but I could fall for him so easily. We are really good together.
So, my question is: Should I just keep on dating him and enjoy the NOW, and what seems to be a PERFECT grown up and mature relationship?..or should I just stop seeing him and hope to find someone else?
Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!