Online there are various articles - men are like rubber bands etc. Give them space. All normal. Other trains of thought seem to suggest if he is doing this he's not that into you.
Why is there so much conflicting information?
Guys - do you ever genuinely need some space to reassess after you get close to a girl? Is it a case of it got too intimate?
I feel like women need answers... and probably guys as well as I'm sure this happens on the other side.
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Yes sometimes. I believe it's with everyone though, male and female and how common it is just depends on the individual person. And it could be for many different reasons which is why the conflicting information. Fear, not sure about the relationship (his/her feelings), or maybe just genuinely needs a bit of space (not used to being that close to someone and needs to get used to it). It's all about honesty and communication between you and how good that is. Unfortunately people don't talk about it, jump to conclusions and/or just break up because of it.
"Other trains of thought seem to suggest if he is doing this he's not that into you."
While that statement could be true, I think it's less likely then the other reasons I mentioned above. Fear is usually the common reason. People are afraid to open themselves up and be truly close to another person.1