If you want to avoid getting attached to a guy, or at least lessen the chances of falling too fast too soon, then you can try the following: Work on your independence The more self-reliant you are, the less you would feel the need for someone to lean on - emotionally, at least.
Keep yourself busy and productive, and you would feel proud that you can stand on your own.
Widen your social horizons Going out with your friends and opening yourself up to new acquaintances will keep you too preoccupied to be concentrating on just one individual.
If you think you are starting to become too attached, be more active in the social circle.
Be friends first This is the best way to get to know a guy better without getting attached.
Of course, there's always a chance that you would fall for your friend, but if you keep in mind that you two are just that -- friends --, then you are less likely to cling.
Don't have sex immediately In fact, you must try to avoid getting into any kind of sexual or even sensual encounters.
Women tend to become more attached after having gone all the way with the guy, so to avoid getting emotionally attached, try not to open up the shortcut towards it.
Grow up It's not about age.
The thing here is, you must be emotionally mature -- be in control of your feelings instead of it controlling you.
The more in you can control yourself...
The better it would be for you in the long run.
Believe that you are loved Getting attached emotionally against your better judgment could mean that you are being sucked in by your need to be loved, accepted, and wanted.
Work on your confidence.
Love and like yourself first.
In knowing and believing this, you wouldn't be subconsciously desperate in finding someone who will.
Let go of romantic novel fantasies Romance movies are there primarily to entertain.
Don't think that a guy that catches your interest is your handsome prince or leading man.
He could very well be just an extra in the plot of your love story.
If you two are meant to be, then you are meant to be even if you wait a bit longer, even if you take it slow.
Don't strangle the relationship -- or what could be a possible relationship -- by tying an emotional leash around its fragile neck.