Now I'm 26, dating a guy who's 32. We've had the talk about what we're both looking for which is the same thing: companionship, a partner, a future spouse and someone to have children with. The real deal basically. He says he's ready to marry and have kids within 2 years of meeting the right woman. I've always wanted to have kids and a husband. We share lots of similar interests and we get a long well. We're both introverts and live our own separate lives. I'm not clingy and I give him his space.
We get along well and have been dating each other for a month now. Everything seems to be going well except for texting really (he's a bad texter) but other than that it's been all gravy.
on our last date he took me a restaurant and observed how I cut my food and said "See, those are the little things I want to know more about you." And I thought it was so sweet because it was just such a random quirk of mine I didn't even notice, yet he did.
Im ready to take down my online dating profile (I haven't logged on since we've been dating)
and im ready to give a relationship with him a real honest shot.
Here is the problem. He is very passive and does not really take charge with certain things. I'm usually the one putting the moves on him or initiating sex, although he's very enthusiastic to continue. He is really reserved with emotions and has not even said "I like you." But has said other things that make me know he's enjoying our time. He is so reserved that sometimes he almost seems aloof.
Meanwhile, I'm developing feelings for him but am too afraid to admit for fear of them not being reciprocated. I also haven't been in a new relationship in 10 YEARS so I have no idea how to even approach the define the relationship convo as I doubt he'd ever bring it up.