Why do men do that? Why do men shut women out?
Certainly, not every man pulls away when things start to heat up, but a lot of guys do.
Enough, in fact, that this is a common question among the women I work with as a dating and relationship coach.
Guys come on strong, pursuing with enough passion to make Romeo jealous, but when they win the attention of their Juliet, it's game over.
Look, dating's a tough gig. Yes, it's fun and exciting, but it's also nerve-racking.
At first, it's all about the chase. He's trying to get your attention, and you're deciding whether or not he's worth it.
That's the time in any dating relationship when both people are so wrapped up in the pursuit that they're hardly giving any thought to what will come next.