Hax Philes: Gone without an explanation

April 4, 2014

From the April 4 chat, a “question for the male ‘nuts” (no pun intended, says the OP):


I went out on a few dates with a nice guy who I had a lot of fun with. I believe he did as well since he contacted me, had me talk to a sibling, showed me pics of his family, did the future talk (we should hike Old Rag…we should go see this movie…etc)…I reached out and haven’t heard from him since. I’m considering it done, however I would like to know from the male readers why a guy would just stop contact after appearing to enjoy a date’s company and time. Had I had an inkling that something was wrong, I would have understood. Thanks!

Kicking it to you ‘nuts. (Ouch! Sorry.) What do you think?

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Note from Jess the Producer: Thanks to those who pointed out that the original title of this post (“One for the guys,” which I wrote) incorrectly implied that only guys can be the ones who stop calling. Not the case, obviously. Appreciate the feedback and I am updating the title to reflect the wider conversation.

Carolyn Hax started her advice column in 1997, after five years as a copy editor and news editor in Style and none as a therapist. The column includes cartoons by "relationship cartoonist" Nick Galifianakis -- Carolyn's ex-husband -- and appears in over 200 newspapers.
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