You hear it time and time again: Communication is key to a successful relationship. They tell you they need space, then text you all day long. What gives? Mixed signals might as well be ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics when it comes to the energy it takes to decipher them. But once you get to the root of where the miscommunication is coming from, you can begin interpreting what mixed signals really mean for your relationship—and communicate in a way that makes you both feel heard and understood. To help you unpack mixed signals in your love life, HealthyWay sat down with Shirani Pathak, LCSW, a relationship counselor, holistic psychotherapist, and founder of the Center for Soulful Relationships.
Post love quotes or your couple photos. Important Tip. Do not be overtly affectionate towards the guy. Doing so can have two consequences: i where you hurt yourself by making a huge emotional investment; and ii where the guy gets intimidated by your actions and begins to shut you out. In case of mixed signals, never work on an assumption, as it will always backfire. Sometimes he is hot and sometimes he is cold, but all that intermittent hotness has got you thinking of him as your potential dating prospect.
I am not a big fan of mixed signals but my friends and I had our share of trying to figure out what they really mean. Most of the time, mixed signals are really simple to understand if we just take off our blinders. Here are ten mixed signals most guys send and what they really mean.
Most of the time, when a woman is into a guy, she either comes off as indifferent or definitely interested. And navigating that in-between ground can make things very confusing for men. You fear being blatantly flirty so you keep the conversation serious.