19 Men Who Sent Mixed Signals Admit Why They Flirted, But Never Took Things Any Further

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1. “We never would’ve worked as a couple. Flirting? That was fun. I can’t count the number of times I masturbated to her sexts. But, no… We never would’ve worked as a couple.” — Liam, 24

2. “I’m an asshole, I guess? I don’t know. She was hot. She was fun to flirt with. I thought it was harmless.” — Andrew, 21

3. “It sounds like I’m searching for excuses, but I honestly think she deserved better than me. I knew she’d say yes if I asked her out, but I knew I’d end up hurting her, too. Didn’t want to do that to someone as sweet as her.” — Julian, 22

4. “I was planning on asking her out, but then another girl came along and asked me out.” — Mike, 26

5. “I couldn’t tell if she was flirting with me or just being nice, so I didn’t want to risk asking her out. I was definitely flirting with her, though.” — Chase, 28

6. “I told the truth. Let her know I was only interested in becoming fuck buddies, so she bounced. Pretty sure she blocked my number, too.” — Ryan, 23

7. “She was in a relationship at the time. I don’t know if she would’ve left the guy for me, but I didn’t want to find out. Don’t need karma on my bad side.” — Dylan, 20 

8. “I didn’t think she actually liked me. I always assumed she was leading me on. Hot girls usually aren’t into me, so…” —Nicky, 19

9. “I’ll say it, I was a chicken shit. Too scared to tell her how I really felt. I was always hoping she’d make the first move, but she was probably hoping the same thing.” — Dave, 25

10. “I flirt with a lot of girls. Some take it more seriously than others. Hurting them isn’t something I do to make myself feel powerful or superior or whatever. It just happens.” — Anthony, 22

11. “She only flirted with me when she was hammered. I wasn’t going to take advantage of that.” — Sean, 30

12. “I was dating someone else at the time. She didn’t know it.” — Paulie, 25

13. “She dated one of my good friends from back in high school. If I so much as kissed her, that friend would be out of my life, and I didn’t want that. Bros over hoes and all that nonsense, you know?” — Jeff, 24

14. “She was so jealous. We weren’t even dating yet and she was already trying to guilt me into getting rid of all my female friends. That was just a major turn-off.” — Jason, 26

15. “I didn’t want to ruin our friendship. I’m glad I didn’t make a move. We’re still friends, so it all worked out.” — Tyler, 27

16. The timing just sucked. She wanted something real, and I was still in my player-stage. If I ran into her again now, I’d do things differently, but she’s long gone. I think she married.” — Miguel, 28

17. We lived too far apart. Long distance isn’t something I’m interested in doing, no matter how cute the girl is.” — Ian, 19

18. I wanted to keep my options opened. If I asked her out, then I’d have to stop flirting with all the other girls on my contact list.” — Christopher, 24

19. I have no idea. I probably should’ve at least asked her over once or twice, right? Now that I think about it, I might text her.” — Joey, 25 Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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