Guy dating mentions ex girl
From photographs of them together in happier times to ticket stubs from concerts they attended as a couple, the guy is clearly trying to deal with the ending of a relationship and is in no way ready to be dating someone, specifically you, yet.
If he mentions his ex all of the time for no apparent reason, she is still on his mind.
Dating guys that are fresh out of a failed relationship can be quite a tricky thing.
After all, it is not uncommon for guys -- and girls, for that matter -- to seek out "rebound" relationships, which are brief flings that exist solely for the purpose of healing a broken heart.
If we feel like the guy is getting the wrong idea, we drop the boyfriend mention so the guy will back off.
This usually happens in a work, school or social environment where we've known the guy for a while.