However, the Brits seemed to always downplay their illnesses and didn’t feel that something like a case of the flu was worth fussing over.
In a situation where I would seek help or sympathy, they usually preferred to go on with their lives as normally as possible and trust it would get better on its own.
Men are attracted to confident women who get the concept of “interdependence.” Interdependence requires that you’re both independent and dependent; that means you create a sacred space for your relationship as well as sacred space for your work, passions and friends. While you might think it is cute to have three glasses of wine at dinner, he does not. If you need to loosen up before a date, watch a comedy right before you leave or take a walk. One guy told us that he went on a first date and his date wouldn’t order any food because she wasn’t “hungry.” But then every time he cut a piece of steak on his plate, she reached over and ate it!
Don’t lose the things that are most important to you, and keep doing what you were doing before you started dating him: your Sunday morning yoga class, a yearly vacation with your college roommates, etc. Best to leave your glass half full and your plate empty(ish). Some men ARE afraid of commitment (so they might need a little more time than you to decide if you’re the one).
I grew to really love my local, it offered so much more than the bars back home.