Especially if he’s not “ready” to pursue a relationship just yet, he might appear seemingly interested, because he’s open to exploring that connection in the future.2. According to Sam*, a 28-year-old business executive, men are not naturally good at interpreting your attraction cues.
And the more he likes you, the more he may convince himself it’s better to be in your friendzone than out of your life—and all your so-called “hints” are falling on deaf ears.
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He’s not sure if he fits into your life at this point.“Even if you think you're 99 percent sure there's something there, there will always be a little ‘What if I'm wrong? “I would be super-embarrassed around my friends if I thought there was something going on, and then I tried to act on it.In my mind, the person is obviously going to tell everyone.Related to that, there’s the whole ‘I don't want to make it weird if it doesn't work out’ thing. If two people that are friends decide to date and it doesn't work out, it always makes things weird.” And Connor has experience in this arena, having formerly dated a female friend.“We broke up and it totally wrecked our whole friend group,” he says.
But that doesn’t mean it can’t or won’t go anywhere.