Sometimes you will date someone who is older, has more experience, or may seem more popular than you are, but that doesn’t mean you have to catch up on his terms.
Anyone who wants to date you conditionally – for sex, on drugs or alcohol, as a conquest – is in the relationship for the wrong reasons. You can never go back in time, but you can always wait until tomorrow.
You don’t have to agree on everything, but shared interests – or the willingness to try – is an excellent indicator that you may be compatible.
If you find yourself sneaking around, embarrassed about your passions and priorities, or pretending to be something you are not, you may not be with the right person. I understand that it’s easier to get a relationship going in today’s world by texting, but to know someone – really know someone – you have to talk, look into their eyes, hear their words. While it can be thrilling, it also can be demeaning, abusive and unlawful.
If you do not have a physical and emotional connection in real life, it’s time to move on.
The bravest thing you can ever do is share your heart with another person.
There will be times when you get rejected, and other times when you don’t want to pursue the relationship. You don’t have to go out with someone just to be nice, but you should be gentle and honest when you say no.