It could be that one of you has intense feelings, and the other doesn’t.
It could be that one of you wants to commit to a relationship, but the other one isn’t ready, despite having romantic feelings.
That means there’s a chance you’re easing into a serious relationship with the person, but are waiting to become an official item.
Life is hard, and love is perhaps one of the hardest aspects of it. [Read: 20 signs you’re wasting time in a one sided relationship] #6 Might not know each others’ friends. You have to prove yourself to meet someone’s friends, then prove yourself again upon meeting them.
If you’re still in the proving part, you may or may not have a shot.
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.
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 idea of sleeping with every single person that comes and goes isn’t exactly realistic for most people.In fact, sometimes casual daters don’t sleep with anyone at all, opting to wait until a serious relationship is established.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.[Read: 16 signs you’re not yet ready for a serious relationship] #2 Odds are, there’s more than one person.