Sex before dating
The bf before him, we dated for 6 months and never slept together.
The bf before him, 6 months but I was much younger.
I wouldn't call that waiting though, since waiting seems to imply some sort of strategy. I do, however, require sexual exclusivity before we have sex. The best way for a guy to ensure that he will not get a second date is to be sexually aggressive with me.
I have strong boundaries and they won't be crossed.
So take your foot off the accelerator and let a man initiate his interactions with you.
Only then will you progress to…This is that “in-between” stage.
If you’re both enjoying your time together, he treats you well, and you’re feeling good about the relationship in general, resist the urge to think too far ahead.
If you are the one doing the convincing, you do not create the space to see if HE will step forward and pursue YOU. Your “resistance” will also inspire him to want to pursue you, rather than resist progress in your relationship.
Instead somehow as a gal I'm supposed to be a sex doll whose sexual pleasure derives from satisfying her partner.
If I stop sex because I find it unenjoyable I'm 'selfish/inconsiderate'.
He sees you as a woman who doesn’t simply have an agenda to be in a committed relationship, but rather as a woman who genuinely wants to be in a relationship with him.
Understanding emotional attraction and how it works is absolutely critical if you want to create a connected, lasting relationship with a man.