Oh, Dante. I will start by admitting that most of my advice on this topic comes from sources other than personal experience. I tend to be [...] the one someone has become attached to rather than the one who becomes attached to someone. I am not particularly good at the Rubik's cube that is combining romantic and sexual relationships. Remember, I was once someone's girlfriend for around two months before she bothered to let me know she thought we were a couple. I have also become attached and then discovered I was simply a pleasant diversion from someone's "actual life." That was [...] beautiful, until it wasn't.