Or when we finally do hang out, it’s usually just for you-know-what and not much else.
The problem with the dramatic exit is that it lets the other person get away with saying, “She was a psycho! Depending on the situation, I do take a stand and speak up for myself at the risk of the other person telling others that I was crazy.
If you know that you’d like to see that person exclusively, don’t lie and say, “No, I’m not looking for a relationship” when clearly you are.
This is a mistake because while yes, it may extend your access to that person, you’re still lying to that person and to yourself.
It’s okay to no longer communicate with someone you’re not interested in seeing.