She liked you, but the stress of dealing with judgment and disapproval from her friends and/or family isn’t worth it. This is more common when there are big age, racial, cultural, or lifestyle differences between the two of you.
To many women, a relationship isn’t just about coupling up—it’s also about sharing each other’s lives. So if she can’t figure out how you’ll fit into hers, or how she and her friends will fit into yours, she might not be able to see you as a long-term partner.
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In addition, women tend to be defined by their relationships more than men. Where you might not care what your friends think of your new girlfriend, most women care a lot about what their friends say.
Nick Savoy is President of Love Systems and has coached thousands of “average guys” to attract and build relationships with beautiful women. Follow him on Twitter at @LS_Savoy.
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