He knows your hobbies, your alma mater, and your last name.
He responds quickly to texts and will talk you through a sticky work situation. Photo: Dale Robinette/©Paramount Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection Gemma (name has been changed), 28, was thrilled when a casual Tinder date she'd gone on the week before seemed to be turning into something.
Here's my point: Age doesn't matter, unless it does.
I spent most of my five years as a divorcee dating younger men.
Some were still recovering from loss, others were enjoying their freedom, and others just "weren't a match." And when you're not on the same page, entering an intimate relationship in the post-divorce stage can complicate things even more.
Dating is a skill to be practiced because it enables you to discern your non-negotiables, likes and dislikes.
It's possible, but it's not fair for you if what you really want is a boyfriend.
But because the Thursday Guy genuinely likes you (unlike the Friends-With-Benefits, who can sometimes not really be friendly at all) you can tell him how you feel without worrying that he'll get weird.
A long term flirtatious friendship had recently turned into something more, with her spending Saturday afternoons and evenings hanging out at Dave's apartment or with him and his friends at the sports bar down the block. It was like he had to get all his needs taken care of before he'd see me."So what's the deal? Frame it this way, and Thursday Guys don't sound so different from our super successful, single female friends who refuse to let a man interrupt their ambition…or from ourselves.
"I call these guys Quality Casual Guys," said Marni Battista, a dating coach based in Los Angeles and founder of And that's the first step in analyzing your Thursday Guy relationship: Are you being a Thursday Girl?
Of course, there are many more Thursday Guys like him out there, dominating the singles scene today.