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Can a man ever change his mind about wanting a relationship with a woman?
Sex & Intimacy / 10:51 PM - Sunday December 23, 2012

Can a man ever change his mind about wanting a relationship with a woman?

There is sex involved and he has said that there is nothing else beyond the sex. That it is a stress reliever between two adults who are obviously attracted to one another sexually. He cares very much for her, and is there for her whenever she needs him, but he has said there is nothing more. Both of them are my friend and they've had this on again off again deal for many years. The circle of friends we have all see that they care for each other alot, and have even told him that they are meant for each other. Yet he balks at it and says no. On one hand I see the two of them as great together and on the other a toxic set. I don't know what else to say to her that I haven't already said to her. Could I be wrong that he won't change his mind? Could he see what everyone else see's?

- Asked by A Thinker, Female, 36-45, Who Cares?

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Well, first of all, ANY person can change his/her mind about ANYTHING. Beware generalizations that tell you what all guys do or don't do. They're never 100% accurate.

Next, I think that the two people involved in a particular relationship -- however you define it -- are in the best position to know what works for them. You like your friends and want them to be happy; that's natural. But resist the urge to try to bring about something that at least one of them has expressed is NOT what he wants right now. If it happens, it happens. But on their terms.

- Response by mikehug, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 46-55, Cleveland

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Yeah, they can. Its POSSIBLE but very unlikely.
I wouldn't hope or bet on it.

If you WANT that to happen, it never will.
Men like a "chase" very much.

So, if a gal is GENUINELY NOT interested in him as a person and does NOT enjoy conversation with him, but alas, they are fuck buddies and SHE loves this arrangement, then THIS is the time that a MAN would want a relationship.
When she doesn't LIKE HIM and is standoffish. It drives a man CRAZY. It is highly hard to fake NOT being interested when you really are, if not impossible.

Gals who are not interested are 'borderline RUDE' and just leave after fucking. Strangely, I've had that genuine non-interest ATTRACT like 3 guys in my life, and that disinterest in itself made them want something more.
They like a chase.

Its just unfortunate I REALLY WASN'T INTERESTED IN THEM! I was just getting my "dick-fix" and I can' STAND Pot-smokers, skinny as a twig-like men, etc, etc, etc.. They had MAJOR deal-breakers going on for me.

- Response by discotrash, A Career Woman, Female, 29-35, Las Vegas, Other Profession

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Yes, it's possible. It doesn't matter what anyone else want or say. He's being perfectly honest with her and everyone else. No, he doesn't see what everyone else sees. He sees a woman that's willing to enjoy relieving stress in the same way that he does. He enjoys her companionship.

The only way this relationship would be "toxic" would be if she is accepting this, with the hopes that he will change his mind. Or, that she isn't dating other men. Then, I would believe she was setting herself up to be disappointed. Because, there might come a time when he does change his mind about a woman. But, it might not be HER.

He'll meet someone he respects, loves, and truly want a relationship with. The dates and time with your friend will decrease, and eventually he'll make the other woman his girlfriend or wife. Then, what?

So, as long as she is not fooling herself, she's good. Men can have relationships like this for years with women. It doesn't mean when he's ready to settle down, he'll necessarily view HER as a the loyal, good woman, worthy of marriage or lifelong partnership. IMHO

- Response by thelovedovefor1, A Creative, Female, 46-55, Atlanta, Who Cares?

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