There are some...that stop talking to me after I have made it apparent that I do not like them back as more than friends. I have lost a number of male friends this way. It is extremely bothersome because I can always tell from the moment they talk to me what their intentions are (actually, it's just that I'm always suspicious, but my suspicions always turn out to be right), and I'm waiting for them to drop the question any second. This puts a lot of pressure on me because I almost always really enjoy talking to them, and since I KNOW what they want and I KNOW I'm going to reject them, I am also aware of the fact that they might not feel so great about talking to me the same way after I do.
However, this brings up another thought:
Would they have talked to me and made friends with me in the same way if they DIDN'T like me?
And is there any way to stop this? This is beginning to form a perturbingly consistent, observable pattern that has agitated me to no end.