After bumping into each other at said friends’ gatherings, he finally asked her out on a date. For reasons only the Maker knows of, the two stopped talking after less than two months. Talking is just a period of time where you and your potential significant other see if you two are really interested in each other enough to exclusively date.
After getting out of a good relationship, it was not that hard for me to recognize surface fools.
I call them surface fools because their intentions were very obvious and even in the most vulnerable of states, I was not that desperate or weak to cave into temporary attention. Until I found myself still talking to him a year later.
My personal belief is that talking should not continue beyond three months—if the two of you have been regularly seeing each other (read: going out on dates) and conversing, then both of you should know whether or not this is worth pursuing on a more intimate level.
Where many of us (myself included) go wrong is when we allow ourselves to act exclusively with someone we are just casually dating or talking to.
But you really like him and don’t want to leave him because you think maybe tomorrow he will tell you that he wants to date you exclusively.