If you are a single woman, beware the self-startler.
You’ll meet – and be drawn to their intensity and charisma. They like you, you’re sure of it. They’re emotionally available. Communicative. Complimentary.
They don’t wait until the next morning to text. They message the second you’re out of their sight. Are you free tomorrow? How about the next day?
“I like them,” you’ll tell your friends. “But they’re coming on very strong…”
You’ll be assured this is exactly the kind of relationship you finally deserve after years of bad luck. Are you really that uncomfortable with someone telling you they like you? Are you so insecure you don’t believe them?
So, you go along with it.
They text constantly. There are no games. A week in, and they introduce you to their closest friends. Two weeks in, and it’s their family.
Then, of course, it’s “I love you“.
“Is this… real?” you wonder. But then a voice creeps in that says, “When you know, you know.” Your person has arrived, and why would either of you waste any time?
You book holidays. Post pictures together on social media. Share things you’ve never shared with anyone.
Your friends think they’re great. They can’t believe how comfortable you are together. You wonder how only weeks ago you were single, and now you might just be in the most intense, emotional and intimate relationship of your…