I Know Love Takes Time, But I Won’t Wait For A Guy Who Can’t Get His Act Together

Most guys aren’t worth waiting for, but every once in a while, you meet someone who would be perfect for you… if he could just make up his mind about what he wanted with you. Dealing with an indecisive guy can be tough, and in most cases, it’s better to just move on. You’re special, though, and while I’m fine with waiting for you to decide if you want something serious with me, this is why you have another thing coming if you think I’m going to sit here forever while you make up your mind:

  1. You’re worth a while, but not an eternity. Just because I’m willing to spend some time saving you a seat next to me doesn’t mean I’m going to leave it empty forever. I know what I have to offer is pretty amazing, and there are plenty of people who would love to take your spot. If you take too long to decide you want to be with me, I’m going to give your space to someone else.
  2. I respect myself. It’s one thing to wait on someone who really feels something for you, but it’s something else entirely to sit by for a man who’s just playing with your heart. If you happen to be the latter, I’ll be gone forever as soon as I realize it.
  3. Just because I’m crazy about you doesn’t mean I’m crazy. I won’t sit around pining for you like a lovesick puppy. I have a life to live, and it sure as hell isn’t going to revolve around you. I feel something special for you, and I’m not willing to let that go without a fight. But that doesn’t mean I’ll keep fighting even when there’s no point.
  4. I’m in no rush to settle down. I’ve been single for a really long time, and not only did it teach me how to love myself, but it also showed me that settling isn’t something I’m willing to do. I don’t care about my biological clock or being the last single girl in my group of friends. Quite frankly, I’d rather wait forever for that out-of-this-world love than spend my time with someone I’m not crazy about. If you have the potential to be The One, I’m fine with waiting a little while longer if the payoff will really be something great.
  5. I think you’re amazing. I’m not afraid to admit it. For some reason, there’s a trend that has people pretending they care less than they really do, and I’m not all about that. I’m not ashamed to admit how much I like you, so if it means waiting a while for us to have a chance to be together, I’m willing to do it.
  6. I probably wouldn’t be dating if it weren’t for you anyway. I’m not big into dating, so I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything by choosing to wait for you instead of dating a bunch of other guys. I’ll move on eventually if you keep dragging your feet, but for now, I’m content with taking it slow with you.
  7. You make me nervous, and that’s a good thing. I haven’t had a person give me that butterfly feeling in years, but you manage to do it. I know you’re not the only person in the world that can give me that feeling, though, so although it’s worth sticking it out for, I’ll eventually need to move on if you don’t step up to the plate.
  8. I know it’s hard to love. No one knows better than I do that it’s hard to let someone in, so I’ll give you some time to wrap your head around the fact that you and I could be something real. If you’re too closed off from love, though, it’s not going to do me any good to sit around waiting. It’s something you have to get to on your own time, and I’m willing to be flexible… within reason, that is.
  9. I’ve lain it all out on the line for you. I went above and beyond to make sure you knew exactly how I felt, so the ball’s in your court now. I’m not going to abandon the game, but I sure won’t play by myself if you drop the ball and put me on the bench.
  10. I’m a total catch. I have a lot of great qualities to offer the man I love, so if I wait for you and it works out, we’ll both be the lucky ones. But if you make me wait too long, I’ll be gone, and you’ll realize too late exactly what you lost.
Angelica Bottaro has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trent University and an Advanced Diploma in Journalism from Centennial College. She began her career as a freelance writer in 2014, racking up bylines in The Good Men Project, MakeWell, LymeTime, YouQueen, and more. She eventually shifted her focus and began writing about mental health, nutrition, and chronic disease for VeryWell Health.

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