Casual Dating Signs
von ukrcommerce · 03.09.2017
Like have you seen Black Mirror? You might tell yourself you're not in a relationship, but one day hearts just showed up next to his name in Snapchat and you were like "how did they know!? You have plans to hang out on the next big holiday. If there's a three day weekend you make plans to hang out. If it's New Year's you're def hanging out. He asks you what you're doing before he makes any big plans, because sorry to break it to you When the DJ calls out the single ladies, you don't put your hands up.
AND that's after three vodka sodas, and you know alcohol brings out the truth. It's not like you're in a relationship, you just don't want to advertise as being single. Or maybe you're not single. He remembers stuff about you that you don't even remember telling him. Like your childhood pet's name or all of your allergies. The fact that he remembers little details about your life means you've spent enough time with each other for you to tell him. You haven't opened Bumble in weeks.
Things are so casual that you casually forgot you were supposed to be dating other people. Beer fests with friends, happy hours with co-workers and Friday night movies with the extended family do not fall within the parameters of dating. Those who want to form a relationship find a way to be together just the two of them.
It's all about priorities!! When spending time alone, is the person you are with looking at their phone or scoping out the room rather than giving you their undivided attention? Are you nothing more than an adult voice on a Peanuts cartoon to them, or do your remarks elicit responses and dialog? Eye contact, holding hands and meaningful conversations are the foundation to building a connection. Distractions around you should organically fade away so the focus becomes on each other.
As you continue to date, is your partner taking note of your likes and preferences? If you've stated an interest in art, is a day at the museum offered up as a suggestion? Having the person that you are seeing listen and act upon your passions is an important cue with regard to their appreciation of who you are. Also don't underestimate the value of small gifts that warm the heart, such as cards, flowers, your favorite ice cream stocked in the freezer etc.
Little gestures go a long way in expressing how you feel. Making plans a few months out does not necessarily mean that marriage is in the future, but it does indicate that you are committed enough to envision yourselves continuing to date down the road. It is not too soon to verbalize plans for Christmas or New Year's Eve. The first time you two agree to do nothing together is another moment you can tell things are beginning to take a turn towards Serious Town.
Certainly, dates are important, yet it is also essential to be able to enjoy each other. This sign will look something like this: You two are trying to figure out what to do on a Friday night. You recommend a restaurant and movie, a night on the town, or a local bar to watch a big game. She kind of shrugs all of them, and then you throw out there that you could just watch Netflix.
Her eyes light up, and you both agree that staying home sounds the most fun. Just remember, while you play couch potatoes with a bunch of pizza watching Netflix, you are now in a more serious relationship. This even is monumental. It involves a few more people than just the two of you. You Meet The Friends Once you two become more acquainted, you will begin to hear about the friends on a regular basis.
Do not be fooled by the casualness in which this event will probably take place. For example, you all will more than likely meet up at a bar for drinks after you two have dinner, or they will swing by her house after a night out. However nonchalant this appears, you should, by no means, take it lightly. Meeting the friends is certainly a big deal. Not only do they now know you, at least by appearance, but also they will all be talking about you, guaranteed. In addition to making the time to meet their friends, you will also start making time for something else.
Talking On The Phone Just Because Of course, up until now you have talked on the phone, but the moment it turns into a conversation about nothing is the minute you know that you are becoming much more serious. The ability to talk for hours about everything and nothing is a sign of love. Even though you have answered the question or established something, you continue to talk.