Going from dating to relationship is also a process that requires your attention, effort, energy, interaction and, sometimes, even the ability to be your own shrink, best friend and a fortune teller all in the same time. Well, take a look at these 7 situations you will find yourself in while taking that often bumpy road from dating to relationship and read all about how to react and what to expect: You can’t grab a guy for his collar, shake him a few times and say, “Listen, dude, do you mean business or am I just wasting my time here?
” That’s the beauty of dating- you never know how serious it’s going to turn out.
A partner who’s “into” you will proudly show you off as his or her date. If you’re dating someone who doesn’t do this, get out. You see a person (maybe there’s sex involved) but they’re way down the list of what’s important in your life. They “make an effort.” Don’t make excuses for them. Conversely, if you’re not making time for ‘them’ you also need to see it for what it is. You haven’t met each other’s family and/or friends: Loving relationships are all-inclusive. You know little of their personal life: When your partner isn’t with you, you’re not really sure what they’re doing, who they’re with, or how they spend their time.
People want different things at different times in their lives.
Sometimes casual dating is desirable, and other times casual dating is only a temporary “band aide” for a person who’s seeking a meaningful relationship.
Your partner may be dating others, or have no desire to focus on ‘one person.’ They may be fuzzy on what they want. They may give you an option for getting together on a certain night that’s not good for you. Again, you’re doing all the work to keep the relationship going. If your date is only seeing you for the purpose of sex, you’re just a “booty call.” They’ve got you trapped in a “box” and there’s little you can do to shift from that position. If there’s no romance on their part, they may see you as a “friend.” When attraction is romantic, there’s some form of touching, kissing or other physical expression. One, or both of you act like you are “single” in public: Your partner acts as though they’re “not with you” when in a public setting.
No matter the reason, they don’t have sufficient impetus to make you a priority in their life. If you don’t agree, they won’t adjust their schedule or offer you an alternative plan. Someone who behaves in this manner is lazy and self-centered. This is the way we show a person they’re more than a friend to us. Or, you instinctively feel it’s “wrong” to show that you are together.