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*.
#4 May see each other occasionally, or even a little more.
If you’re not serious with someone, why see them all the time?
The reason you’re reading this article is either because your partner forgot about the conversation, or you’re having a terrible time.
#2 Monogamous—you’re just sleeping with each other. Say you haven’t had the “official” conversation yet, but you’ve established that you’re not sleeping with other people.
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.
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.
Love isn’t a word thrown around lightly when casually dating.