Even on the third date you only felt inclined to let him kiss you on the cheek, I would guess probably because you didn’t have any real sense of attraction to him.
Generally women are much easier for men to read because our actions and body language are fairly good signals of our feelings, and perhaps he picked up that you weren’t really into him.
However I do believe you will know when you meet someone (especially by the third date) if there are any “sparks”.
I really believe that you were only acting as your heart dictated and as much as he was a nice guy, your heart wasn’t into it.
If you can honestly say that you saw a future with this man, perhaps when you offered your cheek you could have said something like “I really like you a lot, and I hope you feel the same.
Which is more important in a relationship: chemistry or compatibility? Do men and women have different standards for chemistry and compatibility? In my experience as a dating coach, most women will give men a chance (or two or three), unless they are totally turned off on a first date. In online dating, a woman’s profile picture is the first and most important way to get a man’s attention. A nice face is attractive, but a nice guy is a keeper.
The majority of women in my practice are interested in an emotional and intellectual compatibility first and a physical compatibility/chemistry second. Again, men seem to place much more emphasis on a woman’s looks than her profile essay. Compatibility is based on common values and life goals, a high level of comfort with each other, shared experiences and the ability to have fun with each other. My question for you is: If the tables were turned, how many men would give an overweight, semi-attractive woman a chance?
They lean in and look around, like they’re telling you a secret. Turns out that looking at my “chemistry” with certain people gave me opportunities to find healing.