"But why would a guy do that?"I demanded answers from a couple of guy friends, about a new-to-me male-behavior I recently encountered:
Men who randomly keep in touch with their exes.I've actually never experienced this myself - but apparently, it's not outside the norm. Big and I stayed in contact - but only online (twitter, the occasional facebook post, etc.). Nothing personal; in fact, our interaction was largely limited to conversations that included mutual friends. There was no way to interpret the contact as anything other than friendly.
But this new behavior is an ex who contacts someone after a breakup, followed by a long absence. What's the point, I wondered. Is it a personality thing? Ever curious about people's behavior, I questioned a few women. They all felt it was a game, and the woman should ignore the guy.
So, I asked my guy friends.
"He wants to keep her as a backup, in case nothing else comes along, or whatever does come along doesn't work."
"He might be lonely."
"Maybe he realized he screwed up. He still has issues, though."So, what we have is a lonely man with issues, stringing a woman along until he's absolutely sure he's done with her?
I bet Disney Imagineers are working on the fairy tale as we speak.