Relationships or Dating – Can you tell the difference
Are we in a relationship? Or just dating...Sometimes, it's hard to know where you stand.
Relationships or dating? We’ve all been through the awkward agony of trying to figure out which one it is. Finding Mr Right is hard enough. It doesn’t matter if you swipe right or met that sexy nerd at the library. When you’ve reached that confusing zone between casually hooking up for some great sex and cute romantic gestures, it’s challenging to define where you stand.
An honest conversation is a great way to get some clarity. However, we don’t always know if we want to risk losing that warm, fuzzy feeling that makes it worth it in the first place. Let alone having to get back to dating apps, website, free chatlines for women to meet someone new. Again. Tinder, Bumble, Plenty of Fish, OkCupid, Match, eHarmony all help set you up with potential partners first dates and more. Not to forget phone chat lines – some of the sexiest fun you can have is getting down and dirty on a chatline from the comfort of your home. Talking and flirting with sexy men on the phone is great a way to have some naughty fun and keep it safe. Phone dating might be one of the few ways to really get to know someone before taking it to the next level.
When two people who are attracted to each other find that they are connected by mutual commitment and are seeing each other, they are in a relationship. Maybe it’s casual dating, forbidden love, passionate lust or something else makes it hard to understand when you both are ready for a relationship.
Signs that help tell the difference – Relationships or dating.
You stopped looking around for that someone special.
If you are dating multiple guys, but that someone special has won you over and you’ve let the others go, you’ve crossed over the casually dating line. You are in a relationship. Or, if you’re still on Bumble or eHarmony, and you don’t message anyone new or even log in, chances are your romance is probably a relationship.
Your partner is the only one you think of when you make plans.
Want to do something fun? Watch that movie you’re waiting for? If the man you’re with is the first call, you’re likely more than just dating. Especially if he’s your plus one to the work party. Or you want him to be. It’s a sign that you’re dating lives are crossing over into the relationship zone.
Doing nothing together is normal.
If you hang out with each other and have plans that aren’t really plans, then your fling is leaning towards being a relationship. You’re both content and comfortable involving your person in the less glamorous aspects of your life.
You rely on him. With Confidence.
If you can you ask him for a favor, knowing he’ll be there for you; then you’re ready to take it to the next level.
You don’t hide.
If you are uninhibited, feel comfortable being yourself, expose your guilty pleasure or let out that strange quirky joke you typically keep under wraps, then you know you are ready. Whatever it is, you show yourself because you’re confident he will still be there.
You’re a part of each others’ social lives.
You’ve introduced your special someone to your friends, and you know his. You hang out comfortably with both groups. It’s not awkward when friends say embarrassing things about you.
It’s always mutual
If you both pick up on these signs, congratulations! You guys are on the same page, and most likely in a relationship!
Relationships or Dating – that casual fling is now a budding romance or a solid relationship.
Often, the best approach is let this person know you’ve been thinking about where you two are, and you’d like to talk about it. This way the person is ready to tell you what he or she wants and needs. If this person isn’t in the relationship zone yet, don’t worry. Letting someone know you’re open to it may push the relationship to the next level. After all, putting yourself out there is the scariest part!