Ask Amy: Dater fears he will never be a player
Dear Amy: I’m a man in my late-50s.
I’m currently dating – or trying to date.
It’s clear to me now that I’ll never know women, so please explain what just happened here: I met a woman on a dating app, and we had one of those perfect first dates – lots of laughs, lots of agreement, finishing each other’s sentences, easily planning the next date.
At the end I kissed her, and she kissed me back.
Second date, I made dinner. We had a great time and great conversation. We had agreed beforehand that this was not an overnight. Another good date, and at the end, we kissed.
Third date was dinner and a play. At dinner I walked around to her chair and kissed her, and she kissed me back.
But by now I was realizing that I was the only one reaching in for a kiss.
She didn’t pull back or shy away, but she never initiated it.
So, at the end of the date, I refrained from kissing her.
Later on, I texted her and pointed out the fact that I had deliberately not kissed her, and she responded, “I know, and that made me want to kiss you!”