He reads the texts to let you know he has seen them but he doesn’t engage in a conversation with you. It sounds like he is keeping the door slightly open but his interest lies somewhere else. I am sorry if that sounds harsh but if there was a solid connection between the two of you, he would really look forward to chatting and getting to know you more.
Everything starts out so well! It’s very exciting to have a reciprocated connection with someone you REALLY like. The romance is fast & furious and you are thinking; “at last I have finally met my person!” There is so much texting back and forth and things seem to be going amazingly well! Then all of a sudden you get ghosted and never hear from them again!
Ultimately, dating while in recovery isn’t safe until you’ve gained a firm footing in the recovery process. The good news is you can apply a few checks and balances along the way to keep yourself on track.
If your heart is continually feeling broken it’s time to fix it. Don’t give up on love and dating; just be smarter with who you let into your life. There is no room for game playing, ghosting or unhealthy red flags of any sort.
When a couple is on the right path there really is a natural progression to how the romantic setting unfolds. There is a united and respectful rapport that doesn’t react to cliche expectations. There isn’t any deep pressure to follow anything except the connection that is continuing to grow at a healthy pace.
Cleanliness and making the effort to look (and smell) your best on a date will make or break whether there is a second date! First impressions are everything, especially with how hard it is to date today. Stand out in a good way!