This guy and I were a thing like we’d held hands a few times and went out in a date and then I said that we should take a step back because I wasn’t 100% sure that I liked him and I said that once I did know if I liked him I would tell him. We stepped back and he seemed to be okay with it and wasn’t annoyed at me and recently he’s just been an absolute dick to me about it like he keeps on making jokes like ‘oh at least you can make ur mind up about something’ and just like really snide remarks and stuff and disrespecting me and everything. I’m a very shy person and I don’t normally stand up and say no to people and it was a big thing for me to tell him that we should take a step back. How should I tell him that I don’t want a relationship with him?
Most Helpful Guy
Not to resort to ageism here, but you're under 18, and I'm assuming you're both around the same age.
I have this hypothesis that all teenage boys go through an"idiot" phase. It's when you practically have the body of an adult, except with many times the amount of testosterone being produced. It leads to hypersexuality, aggression, and the occasional emotional instability. I'm speaking out of personal experience. My advice is, don't worry too much. You being a young woman makes you more likely to be more mature at the same as him. Just try to relax, and don't rush a relationship. You're still young.0THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE
Most Helpful Girl
Long story short, he is hurt and acting out because of that.
His reaction sadly is common, but it shows how deep his insecurities go. It's probably good that you slowed things down.
You need to tell him that he is behaving poorly. You enjoyed his company in the past, but have no desire to be around him when he acts like this.0THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE