Sometimes it's easy to think that I am neurotic, paranoid and wildly insecure when it comes to relationships. But then someone I'm casually dating will have a freak-out moment whereby he stresses that he's very busy with work and life and not sure if he's ready for a relationship right now, despite being attracted to me, thinking I'm the bees' knees, etc., and inside I'm going "You know we're dating other people, right? That I went out with someone else last night? That we've never been exclusive??" while outside I just smile and say, "I really hadn't thought about it - I just enjoy spending time with you" prompting a big sigh of relief and a "Oh good, we're on the same page."
And thus, man becomes boy.