Signs you are dating a real man
Research from the University of Birmingham suggests that women experience more emotional and physical pain after a breakup, but men don’t recover from their pain as fully. While women tend to grieve and genuinely move on sooner, often men never do.
Resorting to magical thinking is one way that people hold out hope that their ex still loves them after a breakup.
The real sign that he doesn’t want to let go of you is whether he tries to hang out after saying he wants to stay friends. If he’s just trying to keep you around to feed his ego, you might want to avoid staying friends.
The more extreme his emotional reaction to your breakup, whether it’s love, hate or awful deep sadness, the more likely it is that love is lurking below the surface.
Do his new hobbies faintly echo things he knows you would approve of? Or, more likely, he’s still hoping for your approval and wants you to notice he’s changed and be proud of him.
We don’t try to show off for people we don’t care about. Does he stall or drag his feet on finishing things up?There isn’t much emotional charge when it comes to their ex.