What I am getting – through his actions and emotions – is that he does indeed love me, but I am not pushing him to formally acknowledge it yet.
The problem for me is this: in the past, he has fallen head over heels in love and gotten deep into relationships very quickly.
Chemicals such as oxytocin are released, and their desire for commitment and security happens.
That’s one of the differences that happen in that age bracket.
When a man loses his spouse, whether it is due to divorce or death, he is left without someone with whom he can share his innermost feelings.
D., scholar-in-residence at Brandeis University Women's Studies Research Center, in the "Psychology Today" article "Remembering Fathers Are Also Widowed," men are quicker to date and remarry after becoming widowed than are women -- meaning that you could find yourself in a relationship with a man in this position.
When we are together, it just feels right, but we have yet to say “I love you” to each other.
I’m not getting that he is ready to hear this yet, so despite my feelings, I avoid saying those three words to him.
Watch for red flags that the man you are dating is still working through anger issues, such as his talking a lot about the suicide -- this could impede progress in a new relationship.
In general, men have poorer social and emotional support systems than do women.