Playing it cool when dating
However, that said, the execution of the story could have been better.
I wasn’t able to acknowledge it in myself, though, so I played along with whatever my partner wanted.
They take you at face value when you say, “It’s no big deal.” People aren’t mind readers. It’s tempting to shrug off something that hurt you, like a date being late and unapologetic, but it’s important that you’re clear about how you feel.
We can all still be guilty of being passive-aggressive or quiet rather than honest on occasion, but your needs will only be heard if you speak them. You answer some of their texts right away, maybe all of them, but you don’t text first and don’t compliment them often.
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