I was hanging out with my friend Harold recently. He just got out of a relationship with a young lady. I suppose it’s break up season, people are gearing up for spring flings and summer trysts. But, Harold insists that the only reason he ended things was because he grew tired of jumping through hoops.
When I asked him what he meant, he said that the woman he was seeing was extremely cynical about men. In the beginning, he attributed it to her being cautious and guarded. He soon discovered that she had a serious problem with trust. He asked me, what can a man do to show a woman that he is a good man?
Harold and I had a long discussion about dating the “bag ladies”. He has had the same issue before and I told him to pay closer attention to what a woman says. I think that some women carry baggage that hasn’t been dealt with properly (men too).
What advice would you offer someone like Harold?
Ladies, have you ever dated a guy who was guarded and suspicious about women? Did you run for the hills or stay and reassure him?
Guys, do you have problems with women who are guarded and cynical about men? Do you date “bag ladies” or avoid them?