Our last date was after a short break which I initiated. We had a great time. He asked me how my dating life was going.
I said I'd had some dates from time to time. He said the same was true for him.
Then he asked me if there was anyone "special". I replied no. He said the same was true for him.
At the end of the date, he said he didn't have feelings for me in the romantic sense, so he wanted to break things off. I was confused because things had been very romantic from the beginning, and he even expressed the fact that he was into monogamy and wasn't even crazy about the whole dating process.
He wants to "be in touch", but suggested we should take some time without contact before doing so. He didn't suggest we "just be friends" immediately following the break up, and I feel that was respectful of him.
QUESTIONS: Why did he ask how my dating life was going right before he broke up with me? Why the mixed signals? Is he scared and conflicted about his feelings for me and that's why he said he had NO feelings? Why did he suddenly decide to break things off? Is texting each other after a period of no contact a good idea? Why would he want to stay in touch to begin with?
He went through a painful divorce a few years ago and I think he may not be over his ex.
Thanks for reading this!