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Got a relationsh­ip problem? Jason Godfrey, our resident guy expert, is here to help.


I’ve been dating this guy for almost a year and he still hasn’t said he loves me, even though I’ve already told him I love him a few times. What gives? Could it be possible that you’re not saying I love you clear enough, and he thinks you’re just clearing your throat? But if you are definitely declaring your love for him on no uncertain terms, this is a bit of a pickle. One explanatio­n is that he really isn’t that into the relationsh­ip, and doesn’t want to commit further by reciprocat­ing with “I love you”. The other reason could be that he’s the typical male who’s emotionall­y stunted, so saying “I love you” is hard for him. Either way, the next time you tell him you love him and you hear silence, it’s time to ask him what’s up.

What are men nervous about on the first date? Mostly that the woman wouldn’t want to go Dutch and he’s going to have to pay for the whole thing. Other than that, guys are nervous about the exact same things women are nervous about: what to talk about, what to wear, what if she thinks all my jokes are corny, etc. At the end of the day, we’re all the same despite our genitalia, and all any of us really want is to be accepted and loved. So, just be accepting and loving, unless you hate your date. Then just grin politely and shove the bill to him at the end. He’ll get the hint.

This might be hard for you to hear, but I think I love you.

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