Transition from dating to relationship
Even if it doesn’t pan out, there was a level of seriousness there that reflected commitment—more so than casual dating ever provides.
There’s also the underlying message: love is there.
Love isn’t a word thrown around lightly when casually dating.
Let’s consider the signs, to see where you might be. This isn’t always the case, but there’s a chance that if you’re casually dating, you have a friend who’s also single, and you’re having sex on occasion.
On any given day, you might meet someone new, or stop talking to someone you’ve been talking to for months.
Casual dating So, are you still in the non-exclusive stage of casual dating where hearts are fluttering with affection, but nothing’s too sure just yet? This doesn’t mean you’re in a relationship; it means you’re both helping each other with sexual frustration.
If there was more to it—something serious—there would have been a discussion.
It may sound obvious, but people get tunnel vision and focus on the present, so it’s a good reminder: being in a serious relationship means you’re aiming for a future together.
There are too many couples out there that simply don’t work, for various reasons *immaturity, incompatibility, different goals, etc*.
The minute serious topics come up, someone has developed feelings.