As such, some of the comments (which I have preserved) bring up points that I have since addressed in this revision.
Right off the top, you mentioned that you and he have agreed to be exclusive.
Or would you guess that a man who has a membership on a dating site is actually, you know… There is simply no viable, reasonable, acceptable response he can make – even if, somehow, he has not met ANY new women since “committing” to you.
USING that site for its intended purposes – to meet new women? I’ll be the first to admit – online dating can be addicting – especially when you’re getting a lot of attention.
Scenario #1 You’ve been on multiple dates and it’s obvious you both like each other, but you’re not exclusive just yet.
The funny thing about being in a relationship when you’ve been single for so long is that you go into it having all these preconceived ideas on how you would react to certain dating situations, and you prejudge your future relationships based on your past ones.
My boyfriend – who is over 60 – has had more dates than anyone I know and still receives notifications of women who have emailed him constantly.
He has told me about some of them and still hears from many of them. Whenever I have to go to a social function, it shows that he has been on reviewing matches sent to him.
Since we have dated for almost two years, I asked him to cancel his online dating account. I told him it was upsetting and we had a little verbal disagreement. But your relationship does suggest a level of patience and tolerance that far exceeds the norm. Imagine a company that lets its CEO cook the books and embezzle from them because he’s a smart, charismatic guy.
After another social event that I attended with girlfriends, I found that he had done the same thing again. –Barb A man who is openly defying his two-year girlfriend to stay active on Match. The shareholders would have every right to demand an ouster. I do hate to be the one to burst your bubble, Barb.