They also don't know how to let go of the past, and realize that because one woman hurt them, there's no guarantee that all women will.
Yet, many men pull away for a variation of the same reasons.
They do so because: Talking about the future, asking to meet their parents or taking them shopping to pick out window treatments make men more uncomfortable than tampon commercials.
Why one man pulls away may be for a different reason than most men.
Men, like people in general, are similar to snowflakes and fingerprints: they're all different.
It's not always you, but sometimes it just might be.
Since the beginning of time, the battle of the sexes has raged on — perhaps even Aristotle’s girlfriend gave him flack for staying out too late philosophizing. No matter which way you look at it, women and men think differently and this causes unrest.
They don't want to have to commit because of guilt, manipulation or some kind of ultimatum.
Taking things slow, on the other hand, gives them a chance to get used to the idea of commitment.
It's not so much that men are really afraid of commitment – some may be, but most are not – but it’s instead that they want the commitment to be their idea.