Have you read this article on Elephant Journal: 7 Warning Signs You Could Be Dating an Emotionally Unavailable Man (or Woman)! I did and I got goosebumps.

I'm a simple, straightforward guy and I don't like complications and anything that creates over thinking. The trust is not in my nature. I have a very hard time settling down, and it will take really remarkable woman to keep me around. I have no one right now... Am I an emotionally unavailable person?

The article starts so innocently...

These days, it’s easy to have a relationship with someone who you think you have a future with—only to find out that it is really a dead-end romance. Quite often the discovery you make is that the other person is emotionally unavailable or just commitment-phobic.

The author describes reasons of the emotional unavailability...

People can be unavailable for serious love relationships for both healthy and unhealthy reasons. They may have suffered through a troubled childhood experience that has wounded them or they now have higher priorities such as their career or taking care of a sick parent. Perhaps, they are recently divorced or widowed, and legitimately not ready to get involved in an intimate relationship. Then, there are those who are too afraid of taking the risk of falling in love because they have been hurt too much in their previous relationships.

The article then starts to enumerate the signs of an emotionally unavailable person...

1. A Real Charmer. Look out for the person who is quick to flatter and compliment you without really knowing you. Often these people “do” charming (as opposed to “being” charming) and are adept at communicating and appearing enthusiastic and enthralled. It’s a well-rehearsed act. Their focus is on short-term intimacy, appearing to be open, revealing and vulnerable. In reality they prefer the chase to the catch.

I do appear enthusiastic especially on the beginning of relationship. I always want to give a full trust that a new beginning will bring something different and that a new woman is the one right for me.

My last relationship, from January to March this year, was all about infatuation, going out and partying. And it was good, but when that was over I was facing a strange, needy, woman in her 50s who desired nothing else but a husband. She wanted to spend every available time with me, she needed someone to take her out of her daily boredom.

I don't want that so I lost her just like any other women in my life. 

It all started with divorce. I was "happily" married for 22 years. In last seven years, after the divorce, I've had 28 relationships, mostly the one night stands but one relationship lasted 3 years.

2. What They Say. Often emotionally unavailable people will say, “I’m just not good at having a relationship,” or, “I don’t think I’m ready for marriage.” Believe them! In this case, they are not lying. But don’t fall into their trap: there is something terribly seductive about trying to be “the one” who turns them around. Don’t try. Accept their negative pronouncements. This may be the first and only time you’ll hear them speak the truth (as they know it).

This hits me hard. I'm a mixture of fearless man who adores freedom and undisciplined child who make so many mistakes. I'm very easy to be understood. Being confident, spontaneous and independent, I want to be in charge.

I do things for myself, like writing this blog. I don't want to prove anything to anybody. As uncomplicated, bold, aggressive and impulsive, I'm perceived as selfish, insensitive, often so blunt and impatient. So be it.

Women in 40s (and in 50s) chase love which comes from the outside, searching for a person who fits their long list of requirements. Their requirements are a bizarre composite of their unfullfiled dreams, unconscious urges, advertising images, money and all sorts of other bullshit that become completely irrelevant after second date.

I, on other hand, having a full understanding that time is passing, all I want is the euphoria of being in love, that feeling of fearlessness and craziness.

3. Watch Out for Perfectionists. Emotionally unavailable people tend to be perfectionists, always looking for the fatal flaw or character defect that gives them permission to exit a relationship and move on. In reality, they are debilitated by their own self-criticism and fear of being rejected. They are so frightened of intimacy that eventually they’ll find an excuse for leaving a relationship. (The booby prize is thinking that you’ll ever be good enough to meet their impossible standards.)

Most divorced women have either spoiled personality or no personality at all. I paid so much physical and mental energy as well as financially, being in a relationship with these women. It makes me wonder, why is relationship so expensive?

I am not frighten of intimacy, contrary, I like the cuddling, sweet talking and dancing naked. In my last relationship I had no patience for constant baby-me, tons of heart emojis and touching without any reason.

Don't get me wrong, I think I am really naive and plane stupid. I don't want a family so I am not looking for a perfect woman. I hope things will magically change but I realized that I’ll never be good enough to meet anyone's standards so I have set my own.

4. Self-Centered Behavior. Beware of someone who operates the relationship as if it should revolve around them. These individuals set the agenda for a relationship, control it, and won’t be inconvenienced by having to modify their routine or the plans they’ve made. This type of emotionally unavailable person is commitment-phobic, and not relationship-oriented. They are inflexible and loathe having to compromise.

Looking at the world purely from my own perspective I see that I am caring, compassionate, team player, and an overall good guy and here deep down in my heart there is a strong thirst for independence.

Every time any of my girlfriend hinted about spending more time with me I felt cold and sick to the heart. I don't wish to leave my freedom of being single for commitment of being with someone.

All women I've been with expected love to be delivered to them by me and they want it to be delivered in a very specific way, in their preferred love language. I really despise "we", I cannot stand it but they all wanted that great feeling of "we are in love", "we are couple" so they can end up together on Facebook profile photo... Hold me bucket, I want to puke.

I had a neighbor and she liked me very much, we were together couple of times but I didn't want to say that we are in relationship. So she left. And recently, I called her and we talked, she told me she has a boyfriend and he is coming once a week to her place. I asked her in what way that is different from what we had? She said, her partner say clearly they are in relationship. Hold that bucket tight.

5. Sexually Fast. Beware of a person who wants to become sexually familiar quickly. Often they are seducers just looking for another conquest. Or, if they are over-focused on sex it may be because they don’t feel they have anything else to offer. Once the relationship becomes too intimate, they’ll cut and run.

I am 55 years old. What I need to wait for? For access to woman's pussy I have to listen over and over their boring and empty social observations, calm down their worries, manage their stress, deal with their whining of insecurity and fight with their craziness and menstrual pause problems.

The very moment the woman asks me to sit and listen to her, to have "the talk", to discuss her needs, desires and frustrations, wanting to know what I was really thinking and feeling, I felt uncomfortable...

6. Complains about Past Relationships. In a discussion about their past relationships, they will denigrate their former partners. Their relationship break-ups are never because of their behavior or the problems they created. The failures of their unsuccessful partnerships are always based on the faults of their exes. They lack the maturity to take responsibility for their mistakes in their past relationships.

This is so simple. A single woman, 45 and older ask for the extra effort. Simply they required more than they have to give.

Life's not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it's about seeing, acting, doing. It's neither about choices I've made in the past nor the ones I'm about to make in far away future, it's about the things I choose to do - now. It's about what I'm going to do after I finish writing this.

They have expected “to have me forever” from a promise given when we were cuddling, and when I can promise whatever she wants. Women associate relationship stability with empty words, completely ignoring reality where nothing ever stays the same.

7. Elusive Conduct. They seem to be available only when it’s convenient for them. Your requests for more time with them are met with excuses about how hard they’re working or how tired they feel. Even after a seemingly intimate weekend, they can disappear for long periods with no regular contact. Their actions are incongruent with their words. It’s easy for them to utter an, “I love you,” and then act in a way that is unloving.

Definitely true. What I have to do? I have to deal with them like a hero, not voicing my frustrations and disappointment. 

That is not possible, THEY need to learn that there is nothing that I need to fulfill in our relationship. Instead of holding on to me they should strive to be more self-responsible adult. We should remain together because we want to, not because of fear or need.

The author finishes with recommendation to the women who are going to date an emotionally unavailable guy...

On the other hand, if you realize you’ve been fooling yourself or ignoring the “red flags” that have been there all along—don’t waste time trying to convert or change them. Just accept that they are not a fit for you. This will take discipline on your part, but it will save you from great emotional disappointment and allow you to be free to meet someone for a healthier relationship that has a future. The choice is yours.

After reading this article I've concluded that I'm not good for relationship. After divorce, my goal is to be emotionally independent of other people. This points out that it is hard for me to love again. 

The author of this article has forgotten that LOVE is merely hysteria. We are far from affectionate beings, we have become players wanting something else...

I can spend hours, days and weeks over-analyzing this article; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what I am or I am not... or I can just leave this internet page and move the fuck on.