Sorry, no offense to those who have a hard time getting a date/girlfriend.
To guys who have the confidence, been in relationships:
Have you ever let your "bravado"/"ego" win over you wanting to really be with a girl?
I've been out of the dating scene recently and perhaps I'm getting brainwashed by the media and my romanticism but...it just seems that, if a guy really wants a girl, he'll swallow his pride and go for it?
Just to clarify, I don't mean the kind of situation of an initial meeting, getting to know her.
Let's say you are getting to know her, there's some kind of misunderstanding, and you have to choose between your bravado and laying it all on the line.
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What I'm reading your question as is: "If you really like a girl, and she did something to sorely upset you, would you let that ruin the relationship?" Answer: it depends.
If it's something merely annoying, a personal tic a have to get used to--she brays like an ass when she laughs, for example--I'd take a few deep breaths, and figure out how to explain it to my friends. We'd roll on.
If, however, she exposed a fatal character flaw--selfish, mean, batsh*t-crazy, unreformed bigot--then I don't *want* to explain that behavor away. I want it out of my life, so we're done.2