Attention, Por Favor!

I've never been the type of woman who needs constant attention from a man. I’ve spent over a year not dating—as in celibate! So why had I agreed to go on a date with Alex, a man who treated me well, but with whom I felt no spark during our six-month relationship? Was this just a cry for attention?

I wasn’t quite sure, so I decided to let Alex know what was on my mind.

“Maybe it isn’t a good idea that we hang out,” I began.

“Really? But I like hanging out with you. You’re great!”

“And I like hanging out with you, but something may happen that’s more than platonic and I don’t know how I feel about that,” I explained.

“Let me find out if you’re still attracted to me,” Alex replied.

I could feel him smirking. Was I still attracted to him? An image of Alex flashed before my eyes. Soft, full head of hair, nice smile...big gut and butt. Nah, I wasn’t attracted to him anymore. Honestly, I don’t think I ever really was.

“It’s not about attraction. If anything would happen between us it would be because I’ve been feeling lonely and horny. But that’s it,” I said carefully, trying to prove my point without hurting his feelings.

And there was my answer. This was just about attention. I am only human after all. So I declined his generous offer. Sure, I love to be wined and dined and pampered and praised but I would never lead someone on. Besides, I can give myself all those things!




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Sujeiry Gonzalez, Contributor

Sujeiry Gonzalez is the Host of LoveSujeiry on American Latino Radio on SiriusXM, and the owner of The life coach and author of the newly released Dating RITE; Advice on Dating Woes from Your Go-to Chica and Love Trips: A Collection of Relationship Stumbles (2012) is an on-air talent that’s been featured on Exitos 93.9FM, Telemundo, FYI, and many more.

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