We met online, then phone, we met up for a date. He had all the qualities I had been looking for and when he kissed me not even 10 minutes after meeting me, I knew this was something special. Everything with him was comfortable, like it was meant to be. We had another date on Friday and then on Monday, he called me on his lunch and said he just didn’t feel excited like he thought he should be about a new relationship. He wanted to stay friends and hoped I would keep in touch. I was devastated and hurt far more than I thought I should be. After a few days, I called him and asked if we could just continue to hang out without worrying about putting a label on what we were doing. Two months later, he asked if I would come meet his friends since we were dating now. He just slipped it in the conversation and I just smiled and said sure. And we’ve been together ever since.
Postscript: It’s been 9 months and we now live together. He told me later that he realizes now that he saw the possibility of what could be and it scared him. He thought about how it would hurt if it didn’t work out and ran from us. He has told me so many times how thankful he is that I stuck it out. I’ve never been more in love and we’re planning on getting married some day.