I had my third date the other night and met the guys mum and partner, he also sent me home in his jumper the next morning. I'm assuming this is good, I Haven't heard from him yet so I guess he's playing it cool.
I think self-consciousness makes it sorta bad. We feel like we'll be perceived in an unfavorable way if we do certain things so we hold off, we give mixed signals, we delay phone calls. Either we're afraid we're coming off too strong or too weak. There's so much confusion in the mix that neither side knows the intention of the other. Even when you state it directly most of the time we're in disbelief because of how we want to perceive things. It's just a big mess.
Guys hide their feelings for numerous reasons. One being that we don't want girls to be able to see right through us if we try to surprise them. Two being that we don't want to be hurt. Guys are sensitive but we won't show it.
I believe women are harder to read then guys. After all women are the ones that are always saying they want a nice guy then just date the jerks, then a week later they complain.
Yes. Different sexes think foreignly to the other sex. I probably think, I tried to and you might think he made an effort. We think different and therefore behave differently. A guy can tell you in about ten second if a guy likes a girl but might need a lot of time to figure out if a girl likes him.