Being on the shelf is something every woman has experienced. Whether you’re in your 20’s or 30’s, there was a point in your romantic life where a man and/or woman pegged you as their ‘just in case’ gal/guy. They come back sporadically and check in. And there you are waiting patiently for him/her to make it REAL!
The thing with being on the shelf is you will never be the one! Check out the video that explains the theory of ‘On the Shelf’ or ‘On the Hook’ as they called it on an episode of How I Met Your Mother. You can also read about it here.