Gauging a man’s interest level can be tricky, whether you’re on your first or thirtieth date.
He’s super affectionate in private, but in public he won’t even hold your hand Normally at home he can’t keep his paws off you, so why does he back away from your touch whenever other people are around?
“If he’s afraid to smooch or hold hands in public, that’s a big red flag,” says Jordan Harbinger, co-founder of the Art of Charm, a company that helps men build better social skills in personal and business relationships.
“He’s afraid other people are going to judge.” Hand-holding in public should be no big deal even for the most PDA-phobic.
He doesn’t make space for you at his house, even though you’re there a lot Fighting over a little toothbrush space shouldn’t make your man get all moody.
“If you aren’t allowed to leave your stuff at his place, that’s an indication that it’s time to get out,” says Casey.
Neat freaks are the exception, she adds, but beware the messy man who banishes your clothes and toiletries from his home.
He’s either trying to hide you from other women or he doesn’t want you to “encroach” on his life.
He closes email or g-chat the second you walk into the room Obviously you’re not trying to pry, but if his fingers click on the exit box faster than Quick Draw Mc Graw in a shoot out, there might be something suspicious happening.
“Maybe he’s a private person, but that’s pretty suspect.” Harbinger says.
“Chances are he’s flirting with another girl.” A one-time occurrence is harmless, but if his stealthy ways persist—and he tries to pass off his behavior as normal—it’s time to reassess the relationship.
He went to his friend’s birthday party and didn’t invite you You went ahead and bought new shoes and a dress anticipating his friend’s b’day party, and now it’s a total waste.