You may know him.... Peter Pan in real life. He is an adult male, generally over the age of 30 years. He has the appearance of a Man. He owns his own car, maybe his own house..... and he is A LOT OF FUN. What woman doesn't want to have fun with her man? I don't know any woman that enjoys being with an uptight fellow. Yet life is about balance, and Peter Pan is unbalanced, misaligned.
I love what The Single Dating Diva said about it in her blog post. I feel like her bullet points are excellent identifiers. She coins the phrase "Peter Pan Syndrome" (which studies have proven over more than three decades, and I 'm sure much longer than that). Here is her list:
(You can find more of her helpful tips and insights at Single Dating Diva )
I fear it is a sad case these days.... because there are a good number of men who refuse to grow up. To put their Man Pants on and own up to life, to make decisions, to commit to something greater than themselves, to exercise loyalty. Relationships are not easy. Yet when TWO people are willing to go the distance, relationships become visibly beautiful. Be ware of Peter Pan..... he, I am sad to say, is not a Man With A Plan. ( I wrote a piece about that - Funky Sunshine )
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Much Love & Aloha