” Within The Maybe Zone there are typically two big traps.

What does make him a jerk in either circumstance is if he strings you along without ever making his true intentions (or non-intentions) clear.

The trick in handling this situation is twofold then: (1) Don’t be too judgmental in either situation (unless he willingly deceives you and pretends he wants something else).

(Photo: Education Dynamics) You know you’re in The Maybe Zone when friends repeatedly see you with a man and ask inquiringly: “Are you guys a couple?

” And your response is to shrug your shoulders and say: “I’m not sure really”, or even just “I’d like to be!

Moreover, you have to watch out for those guys who actually enjoy the validation of the Friend Trap and stay there on purpose, enjoying your attention but never really making their move.

The Friends-With-Benefits Trap happens when you are having sex (or some sexual activity) with a guy, and although you want him to be your boyfriend he never wants to commit.

an alignment of values and standards) to see something more serious happening in the long-term.

The first thing to remember is that it doesn’t make a guy a bad guy just because he doesn’t want a relationship.

Let’s explain both of these traps individually and why different kinds of women fall into them. It’s typically seen as something that afflicts men more commonly, but it happens to women as well.