Dating unavailable men psychology
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Do you have past hurts that cause you to hesitate to open your heart again?Are you questioning your intuition because you've chosen badly in the past?
Whatever the reasons, if you notice the pattern then you are already half way towards resolving the issue that might be keeping you stuck with an emotionally cut-off partner.“Studies show that many individuals who report frequently getting hurt in relationships report that they experience a sense of false-hope,” Denise Limongello, licensed Psychotherapist and Relationship Expert based in Manhattan tells Bustle.“Tethering" is a new phenomenon that exists on the Internet which is meant to explain people who text frequently but never initiate dates or plans with a new person.
When you’re dating someone who’s emotionally unavailable, it can feel like you’re being strung along for a long time.
According to Limongello, “If a person wants to date you but refuses to identify your relationship with a label, this can be an indicator that he or she is emotionally unavailable.
But for some reason, the closer you try to establish something more tangible, they pull back.
So, you push and you push and you put all your effort into trying to convince this person that you two could be really great together, but instead of getting the answer you want, you’re pretty much left with insecurities, unanswered questions, and of course, heartache.
At first they're mysterious, deep, brooding, or even funny and the life of the party.
But soon enough, you come to find out they’re detached and closed off.As New York-based relationship and etiquette expert and author, April Masini tells Bustle, “Ask yourself what you’re getting out of these relationships.Some people date the emotionally unavailable to rescue them.When you give your all into a relationship or to someone who isn’t giving anything back in return, it sucks, but it's also a hard pattern to break — but you can certainly do it.According to Psychology Today, women who fall for unavailable people have some “profound insecurities and self-esteem issues.” It sounds harsh, but the thinking is that women continuously pursue emotionally unavailable partners with one unconscious motive: When the guy or girl finally comes around and commits, she’ll be somehow validated. While it may indicate self-esteem issues, it also showcases perseverance.”Masini also point out, if you’re insecure and uncomfortable with dating, dating someone who’s emotionally unavailable may make you feel superior and less insecure.“Sometimes you need someone who is ‘damaged’ to make you feel less so,” Masini says.