I have a confession to make - for the majority of my life, I’ve been a liar. Not the type of liar who fabricates stories to keep from getting in trouble. In fact, a vast majority of the time, I wasn’t intentionally lying to people. I had subconsciously taught myself how to be everything but emotionally honest, especially in the context of dating.
Everything I’d learned from pop culture about how not to lose a guy in 10 days told me to conceal my truest thoughts, feelings and desires if I didn’t want to scare him away. Want to talk to him? Don’t text him first! Guys like girls who don’t appear to be too thirsty. Do you like him? Write it in your journal and keep it to yourself. A girl should never admit she’s catching feelings until a guy has made it clear that he feels the same way. Looking for a serious, committed relationship that will possibly lead to... marriage? Forget it! You may as well pack his bags for him.