Who said you have to go straight to a relationship? A couple of weeks ago I wrote about why dating is a discovery phase for fact finding. I don’t want to get into a relationship too quickly?

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However, the Bible does describe three kinds of relationships with the opposite sex and gives certain characteristics of each relationship (there are others such as parent/child and sibling, but they don't clarify the issues of dating).

One kind of relationship the Bible describes is friendship.

And a lot of us guys don't want to grow up, or we want to delay the process of growing up as long as possible.

Commitment is a sign of maturity, and some guys are simply too immature to commit, especially in their twenties.

To keep you from heading down that tragically depressing rabbit hole, Once a guy commits, he will lose the chance to date other women.

Most guys try to hold on to this opportunity as long as they can, especially when they are not sure what they are looking for, which leads us to..."Committing" means "growing up" to some guys.

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If there are things in his life that demand more attention than his love life, he'll commit to the other stuff and deal with love when he can.

It's possible that he's had a bad experience with a past girlfriend, or he's a child of divorce.

It's hard for a guy to commit to one woman if he's got others on his mind—imagine trying to commit if you had a couple of guys on your mind.