By libbythomas | Apr 15 2016
Am I using him, or making the most of an opportunity?
Now I'm Wondering
I've gone on dates with a guy recently, and we kissed yesterday on our third date. I'm confused by my feelings: On one hand, I know that a "full-on relationship" with this guy isn't a good idea. He's depression/anxiety issues he's sorting out, and our religious beliefs are conflicting. At the same time, I care about him a lot, and am extremely attracted to him. He's really thoughtful and sweet to me, and has continued to be considerate and encouraging (even though I've warned him that I'm not very confident about this working out). I care about him, and also really want more experience kissing/being comfortable physically with guys. This could be a great chance to practice being comfortable in a relationship (short-term)... but I also don't want to use him or treat him unfairly.
NOW I'M WONDERING
Any advice? How can I approach this situation in a way that (1) doesn't manipulate him, but (2) doesn't throw away this opportunity to become more comfortable with kissing and being physical in a relationship?