I need to clear the air. We’ve been seeing each other for four weeks now (3 if you remove the last week that we’ve recently spent apart). The first three weeks were glorious. A dream, really. I have had no desire to see anyone else and have no intention to do so. I am utterly smitten with you, but I have a problem.
I would not consider myself high maintenance. You don’t need to dote on me or shower me with gifts. I am a very busy young woman so I want you (expect you, even) to have a fulfilling life outside of a girlfriend (hopefully, me). One thing I do desire (require, even) is consistency. I’m old enough to know I don’t want to play “the game” any longer.
I tried, albeit somewhat awkwardly, to express my concern at your distinct lack of texting a couple weeks ago. The conversation came and went, but you did ask if I wanted to hear from you more often, to which I responded affirmatively. Texting wouldn’t normally be high on my list of needs & wants, but when I have binged on your company for 75% of the time I have known of your existence, it is the only thing that keeps me from falling into full-fledged withdrawals (did I just say I’m addicted to you?). I don’t need much in this department, but I can tell you that a 12+ hour response could be improved upon.
I feel I have been patient. When I expected to see you last weekend and nothing ever came to fruition, I went on with my life and busied myself with friends and responsibilities. When we finally set plans, they were 5 days in advance and it had already been 3 days since I had seen you. A week feels like an impossibly long time when it represents a quarter of your existence (point of view taken into consideration). Regardless, I did not complain. I looked forward to the future. But this is when the exceedingly long responses became a nuisance.
I am not asking for much, just some assurance that the interest is still there, even when we’re apart.
I think I have made my point. I fear telling you this would result in adjectives like “crazy” or “clingy” to accompany sentences with me as the subject. It has only been four weeks after all. But I know what I want. I know I want honesty, faithfulness, and maturity. And I’m pretty sure I want you.