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How do i get along with a non-romantic girlfriend?

Ok, so i have no clue how to treat her. she stares at me awkwardly when i compliment her.i have never had a non romantic girlfriend and i don't know what she wants from me. i try to be romantic with her in public but she always just looks at me and awkwardly looks around. ii give her gifts but i get little to no response from her. Im confused as to what I'm doing wrong, everyone else i've ever went out with enjoyed things like that but no matter what i try i get little to no response from her. please help me better understand her.

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talk to her. sit down, and ask her whats wrong. im sure there is a reason for this. or maybe its just her. get to know her better, so you know what she likes :)

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Thnx for the help
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i know i get cold with my bf when im upset. also, from personal expirence, i occasionally like to shut down, where i pretty much dont talk to anyone, dont do anything fun, just be completely useless. it usually lasts from about a few days to a week max. i did it to him a few times, but only after he deeply hurt me. have you dont something wrong? have anyone else done something wrong to her recently? any life changing events?
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Well she got a knew stepdad recently, and also shes only had one boyfriend before me and he cheated on her. U think that could be why she acts the way she does?
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how does her stepdad treat her? that is a huge thing right there. if he treats her wrong, then that might be an issue. my parents are divorced, and i know her problem with step parents. also, since she has a stepdad, is the real dad present?
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Im assuming he treats her well. She never complains about him. Her mom and dad live in the same town and she switches off who she lives with every week. So ya, she still sees her real dad every other week.
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oh. ok then. nevermind. just talk it out then.. because i dont know
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1 more thing. how long you guys going out for? she might not be used to you get, or might not be open towards, not trust you, maybe still getting the hang of things
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Lol, ok. Well thanks for at least trying to help. :p
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np :) good luck
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Are you her first boyfriend?

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Her second. Her first one cheated on her with her friend. He had emotional/sycological problems. U think that has anything to do with the way she acts towards me?
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She may not be compleatly trusting you quite yet. I know people who have been cheated on and then have trouble trusting people. Show her that you love her and don't try to make her open up to you.
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Well we were friends for a couple months and we have been seeing each other for about a month and we just recently made it official between us. I figured she should be able to trust me by now.
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Well its hard for me to relate to her because I'm the exact opposite but maybe shes uncomfortable with having a boyfriend or maybe she Isn't really sure how to act in a relationship it sounds to me like you should take it slower for her that might make it easier for her it might help if you talk to her about this and it will give her a chance to open up her feelings with you that might be all she needs

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Well i have recently talked to her about it and she told me she was not the romantic type. I have never had a girlfriend that did not want me to be romantic to her all the time. Idk what to do for her, idk what she wants me to do if she doesn't want me to be romantic. Its hard for me to understand
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Well I'm kinda like that, it makes me nervous when my boyfriend is romantic XD
Just spend time with her, do stuff together, pretend you're kinda just friends but with somethin extra XD (I'm really bad at explaining...)
And there's also the chance that she is romantic but is afraid to show it.

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Thats how she acts towards me. She looks really nervous and awkward when i try to be romantic. Makes me feel like I'm doing something wrong when i know I'm not.
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If she doesn't want you to be romantic, maybe she wants someone who she really gets along with, and she feels good being around. Like a really really good friend. She might want you to show you love her just by living, and being there for her, not by deliberately trying to show her. I know to me sometimes it seems that he's pushing me to acknowledge that he loves me.
[Am I making any sense...?]
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Kinda sorta..... So u think she wants me to act like a best friend to her but also be a more than just a friend with her. She wants me to be the kind of boyfriend that treats her like a best friend and plays games with her and stuff like that but love her like shes my grilfriend? Is that what ur trying to explain to me?
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Yeah, pretty much =)
(but keep in mind I don't know her so I might be completely wrong =/)
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Hmmm... Well thanks for the help. I appreciate it.
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Sometimes people just get embarrassed easily. The looking around in public might just be to check to see who is looking at you. She might not know how to return the sentiments or she might be too embarrassed to say it, but it doesn't necessarily mean she doesn't feel the same way that you do. Maybe back off a little bit. You can let her know you care without over-the-top romantic gestures. If she looks awkward, ask her if you just made her uncomfortable with what you did. That will probably start a conversation.
Just because other girls appreciated it doesn't mean that every girl does. Be careful that you aren't "dating your last girlfriend" instead of getting to know the likes and dislikes of this one.

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Hmmmm..... I suppose i never really thought of it like that. I am kinda assuming that all girls act the same and i expect her to treat me like all my other girlfriends when in reality she doesn't act like them at all.
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i like the way you said that about looking in public. on the first date with my bf, i rarely looked at him, and we spent 5 hours together. i even commented on his shoes (i was looking at ground), and then, when i left, i realized how i acted. and i was like omg, what did i do. but i notice that i have a really hard time looking at him sometimes. i tend to look away. even when we are skyping. i will generally look at him for a few seconds, then play around with the laptop kewbored, and repeat, lol. but i have gotten better at it. :)
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I'm not a huge romantic person myself. I don't do valentine's day. We only really celebrate our anniversary because my husband insists. :-) While I know that a lot of girls swoon when a guy brings them flowers, for me they're just so-so. Want to know what my husband brings me when he wants to show he cares? He stops and gets me a large fountain drink at the convenience store because he knows it's a treat that will brighten my day. And I love that man more than anything, so don't write her off just yet :-)
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i like romance, but it was the first date, and i was just scared i guess
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Why did she agree to be your gf in the first place. What does she want/like? Talking to her may clarify some things but I suspect that the problem may be psychological, as in go to a psychologist to make sure there aren't any conditions she is not aware of.

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