He used me for sex

I've known this man since 2013, but only started to see him romantically in October. Things were going well, and I thought he was a really nice guy. We met up a few times, but he only ever took me to hotels, and he was always late when meeting up.

After about our third date, I had sex with him, and then it just became a more frequent thing. He was normal for a bit, but began to ignore me. No replies for hours upon end, and excuses like "I've been busy." I couldn't take it anymore, so I told him we should end it. At first he was hesitant, but then he just agreed.

From that I was able to confirm that he just didn't care. However, I found that I still wanted to continue to speak to him, so I’d text and call, but the conversation was no longer flowing. I was hurt and confused; before the sex, he filled my head with lies/dreams about how our future would be. It's now been more than 24 hours since my last text, and no reply. I want to call to find out what really happened – why it ended – but I'm not sure if I'm being too clingy or needy by contacting him when its evident he only used me for sex.

How can I get an answer? What happened?

– Feeling Used


1. Hotels can be fun. They tend to have nice restaurants and fun little soaps. But when you're dating someone who only wants to go to hotels, it can be a red flag. What don't they want you to see? What are they trying to avoid? That's something to think about the next time you meet someone you like.

2. Dreamy future talk at the start of a relationship also gets a red flag. When something is new, it's more romantic to hear, "I'd like to get to know you."

3. I know you want a reason, any kind of explanation for the fizzling, but the truth is, he lost interest. He didn't want to make this a priority, and that's that. There's no need to reach out anymore because he's not a friend or a partner. Sometimes "I've been busy" tells us everything we need to know.

– Meredith

Readers? Any reason to keep texting? Was the letter writer used?