1. The timing is off
Unfortunately, when it comes to relationships, timing is key. If you’re not ready to commit, no matter how amazing the other person may be, it’s not going to work out. Men tend to wait until every other aspect of their lives are in order — whether it’s finishing school or feeling secure in their jobs — before surrendering to the industrial marriage complex. Only then will a potential relationship work out.
2. You’re not finished playing the field
Ah, the grass is always greener. Even if you’re already in a great relationship, men can’t help but wonder if they can get something better. If you’re already thinking this way, chances are your partner is not the right one for you.
3. You’re fixated on worst-case scenarios
Unfortunately, your brain starts to keep a mental checklist of everything your partner does that bothers you, like chastising you for leaving the toilet seat up. This list gets filed away, but once guys start to reconsider the relationship, they’ll begin fixating on everything that irritates them.
4. You’re not fully in love
This is one of the most common reasons why guys bolt. Just because you like someone a lot doesn’t mean that it is guaranteed to evolve into love, and men tend to be very intuitive on this front. Sadly, some guys will stay in a relationship — even though they know it will ultimately end. If you know your partner isn’t the one, tell him or her as soon as you realize it.
5. You’re too into your partner
Men are just as protective of their emotions as women and are very scared of getting hurt. Some men find themselves in a situation with a woman where they know they’ll be destroyed if she dumps them, and end up launching a preemptive strike and pulling the plug first. Some guys don’t like to feel emotionally needy, and ditch their partner in order to save themselves. It’s done merely to avoid possible future pain.