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Making the Transition Knowing if You’re Ready Determining if Your Relationship is Ready Community Q&A There can come a time in your relationship where you want to make the transition from just dating to officially being in a relationship.
Just because there are no strings attached doesn’t mean that it’s a free-for-all.
It’s easy for lines to get blurred and feelings to be hurt.
It's the phase where the relationship is past the point of 'first few dates' yet hasn't been officially promoted to 'serious'. You might meet someone's family and get in with their friends. people are not your significant others, they're simply "someone you're seeing" and there is comfort in such a title.
It's a gray, murky swimming hole where many people tread water, waiting patiently (yeah, right) for either the next stage to begin, or for the whole thing to end. You may even have a few things at each other's apartments because you spend nights or weekends together.
Despite my best efforts, I am what most people would call a "serial casual dater." I don't want to do it, but that's how it always ends up, no matter how serious things seem to get. Most people in this cool but uncertain stage spend a good bit of time doing two things: 1) analyzing the relationship, and 2) fielding questions from friends, family, etc. I don't know how to get past this stage of dating without appearing like I'm dying to get married. (Not Exactly Casual Anymore) stage has the makings of a serious relationship but it's tricky and the slightest misstep can plant you permanently in Casualville, or worse yet, Singleville. It's a tough balancing act but it seems to be a universal trend. A: There's 'casual dating' and then a mysterious in-between phase I like to call the "Not Exactly Casual Anymore" stage. It's the stage when an allegedly 'casual' couple hints at, or blatantly talks about, spending tons of time together, planning trips, or what color eyes their kids will have. Yep, it's a pivotal stage but it should be totally enjoyed - with a mature understanding that despite all the sex, sweet whispers, 'telling' hints, and great dates, everyone has their own ideas about the future, and those ideas may not have been openly shared yet. is often the stage when people get a little nuts and either push too hard, or run for the hills.