Dating dog days
Likewise, if she’s got some clothes or 8,412 bottles of hair product in your shower, you’re in.
The Big One: Your First Fight If you have a fight and you don’t break up, you’re basically saying this is something worth working on.
If you’re struggling with this, here’s a short list to help you go from a casual date to a serious mate (so lame, I know).
1) Be Independent Some “experts” say you should act unavailable.
If you drift apart, you know they were never going to commit and you saved yourself time, trouble, and heart ache.
Q: My date says it’s just casual, but acts like it’s serious?
Why bend over backwards to make someone you barely know happy? A prime example of this is a guy who brings a girl flowers on the first date.
A nice gesture, but how do you know she deserves them? Some women might be wondering if having sex too soon is scaring guys away.
It’s like telling someone what’s in the present they’re about to unwrap. Focus on having fun, enjoy the mystery, and going from casual to serious will happen naturally.
Dating Tips and Q&A with Yours Truly I wrote the first version of this article in 2012, and since then I’ve gotten hundreds of emails and comments asking about what to do in certain situations.
Here are the most common questions and my answers to each.
Holding off to avoid judgement is ridiculous – how can two people have sex at the same time but only one of them does it too soon?
Any guy who loses interest in you for having casual sex “too soon” is not worth having around.
The final milestone is when you know it’s official – whether you say it’s a serious relationship or not.