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5 Steps to Resolving Your “Situation-ships” (Undefined and Unclear Relationships) With Men

Why sex will always be different for men and women and why women and men will (almost) never be “just friends”

When you spend a lot of time with a man, naturally a bond develops.

Can men and women be friends?

Yes, absolutely, but in circumstances often accompanied by special conditions and constraints.


Being “friends” with a man but deep down inside you know you’d rather be his girlfriend? Here is your 5-step formula on what to do next:

  1. Set boundaries & communicate
  2. Drop the boys club
  3. Surround yourself with women
  4. Start your dating funnel

Step 1: Get clear on what this is

Objectively look at your “situation-ship” for what it really is. There are only 2 scenarios here:

Step 2: Set boundaries & communicate

Here we’re going to use the Four-Step Formula to Setting Your Boundaries With Men.

  1. Then say what bothers you putting an accent on feelings
  2. Then introduce the consequence
  3. End with a positive note and say that you trust he will do the right thing

Step 3: Drop the boys club

So many women (including me, in the past) pride themselves on being “one of the dudes,” constantly surrounded by guy friends.

Step 4: Surround yourself with women

If you find yourself being surrounded by a lot of male friends and almost no female friends, I’d recommend starting to switch to a mostly female friend circle.

Step 5: Start your dating funnel.

This is called The Rule of Thirds. This rule states that you should always be dating at least three men at a time — create your dating funnel.

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