13 Men Reveal Why They Didn’t Take Their Almost Relationship To The Next Level (And What They’re Looking For Instead)

“Almost relationships” can hurt just as bad when they end as real ones. The last few months I’ve been reading blog after blog about “almost relationships,” clicking on them every time they would pop up on my newsfeed and although I was in one, I never thought mine would end up like it did for these girls. I can remember dating my ex fiancé and listening to one of my friends vent about how the guy she has been seeing for a few months just decided he wasn’t feeling it. I can remember being annoyed and thinking “this isn’t even a real relationship.” And Karma has come back to bite me in the butt. (sorry, friend)

I swore it would work out with this guy I’d been seeing; we did everything a normal couple would do. We had chemistry better than I even had with my ex, I’d jump out of my skin to see his name appear on my phone, I couldn’t wait to hear about his day, and all he did was “want to take care of me.” I can remember him saying “I am going to always take care of you.” That’s the thing with “almost relationships…” there is no certainty.

“Almost relationships” almost always end terribly. You’re led to believe it’s going places and that you guys are great! But the minute they are over it, “we weren’t actually together” is their excuse.

And, the followings are the confession of men who didn’t take their almost relationship to the next level. The reasons are very surprising me!

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