How can a girl make a potential future boyfriend less insecure and jealous of her past love interests?
I'm interested in someone. Let's call him Joe. He really wants to date me, but we live a couple of hours apart and he works weird hours right now, so we need to wait a while. He knows about another guy (who I'll call Nick) I was talking to online and was interested in for a while before I met him.
I've told Joe I've been trying to get a hold of Nick and end things so I can just be with him, and that although I was somewhat interested in Nick, he never totally had my heart and things had already been going sour between us, so he has no reason to worry. Also, Nick lives on the other side of the world, and even though there was some mutual interest online for a while, chances of anything ever happening in real life were slim to none.
Is there any way I can make Joe feel less jealous of Nick as well as less insecure? I really care about him, and even though he knows that, he still feels this way and I don't think he should. Does he just need time, or is there anything else I can say?