We like being the boyfriend.
Girls often think that guys are players-at-heart who love the single life and only settle down because society tells them that they have to, but nothing could be further from the truth. Sure there are some guys who get a serious case of the GIGS (Grass Is Greener Syndrome) every time they make a commitment to a girl but these guys are the exception not the rule. We other guys have a word to describe our flakey wont settle down counterparts immature. For the most part guys love being in love just as much as girls do.
We dont like when you pull away from us.
Guys are competitive beasts so youd think that the hard to get game would make us give chase, and in the beginning stages of a relationship it does, but once weve settled in and made a commitment to you we want the chase to stop. If you keep it up, if you keep pushing us away with your right hand while pulling us closer with your left, youll quickly find that we start pulling away altogether. Once we open our hearts the game totally changes for us. We dont want to chase you forever so when you pull away from us, we pull away from you in what amounts to a psychological tug-o-war. The more you pull away the more we respond in kind. Keep it up and everyone just gets tired and calls it quits. So once youve landed your guy dont keep playing hard to get, instead let him know that youre happy you were caught.
We want our friends to like you
but not love you.
In guy world the approval of our friends is very important so it makes sense that we want our friends to like you. But what we dont want is for them to covet you. When we hook up with a very hot girl and our buddies ogle her it is a real turn off. This is why so many really pretty girls find themselves single. We just cant handle the thought of losing you to one of our friends because if that happens we lose our girl, one of our boys and a big chunk of our egos. So if our friends like you and think you're cool thats great but if they wish they could have you thats bad. Unfortunately this is totally out of your control. Rest assured that as guys get older we get more secure and this one matters less but in the meantime know this - if youve ever been dumped by a guy who you thought really liked you shortly after meeting his friends take comfort in the fact that you were probably just too hot for him to handle.
We want you to like, but not love, our friends.
This one goes along with the other one for obvious reasons but there is a little more to it. Obviously we dont want you ditching us to be with one of our buddies but we also dont want you to work overtime trying to win our friends over. Sometimes no matter how great you are our friends will only act luke-warm toward you. This is most likely not your fault and usually has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them but as long as our friends and you can hang out without incident the boyfriend in us is happy. We dont want you to go out of your way to get our friends to like you because we want your energy focused on us and only us. We dont want you to care what other guys think about you. We want your efforts and attentions to rest firmly on us. Is that immature? Probably. But hey, were guys!
We worry that YOU will dump US.
If there is one thing I see over and over in the girl magazines its question after question about how to keep a guy interested but thats not really very hard. When we like you, we like you and thats all there is to it. In reality we probably spend more time worrying that youll dump us than we would ever spend thinking about dumping you. So relax and stop fixating on how or when our relationship will end and just be our girlfriend. Thats all it really takes to keep a guy happy.