He just got out of a relationship dating
Now, I’m not saying that there’s no way you can start dating him.
This is one of those conversations that I hear people talking about all the time. They’re used to each other, they expect the other one to be there and their day-to-day lifestyles are intertwined.Hate to be blunt, but that’s the most likely scenario if he has a lot of unresolved issues from his breakup (or baggage, or loose ends, or whatever you want to call it.) If you can manage to step back gracefully and give him lots of space to really, truly work out his stuff, maybe in a month or two he’ll have it completely worked out and you two can start something on a virtually clean slate.You would have to be patient and really disciplined to give him that space, but it’s much much better than going through a relationship where you’re competing with the ghost of an ex.The main reason is that while he’s distracting himself with a new relationship, the unresolved stuff is eating away at him.He’s not going to bring that stuff up with you, but he might feel that if he talks with his ex it might lead to some inner-resolution. 3) You risk turning into his scapegoat, quasi-therapist or shoulder-to-cry-on while he works out his issues.