Hanging up on hanging out
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February 17, 2016
“Roger” and I have been seeing each other for two years. (We are both 50.) He is very handsome. We go to movies, ride our bikes together, work out at the gym and attend other events. He calls me every night, sends emails during the day — even calls me when he’s on a break from work. He never asks me to pay for anything and sends me flowers on special occasions. He will kiss me goodnight, but he has never held my hand or been affectionate in any other way. People we see think we’re married or seriously dating and have asked about it. He tells them we just “hang out” and that he’s just a friend. Roger says he’s seeing only me, but he’s on a dating website every night instant messaging younger women and talking to them for hours. I know it because one of my girlfriends is on the same site and checked it out for me. My friend says Roger is a good companion and I should stay with it. But I’m attractive and accomplished. I think I deserve a fuller relationship with someone who is less platonic. David, what do you…