When I asked him if we were going out properly he just said he ‘wasn’t there yet, and wasn’t even sure if he wanted a serious relationship.’ “I don’t want to push it as I have a really nice time with him.
I don’t want to come across as some relationship-obsessed harpy and I’m sure once we’ve been seeing each other for long enough he’ll come round – we’re in a relationship in all but name anyway.” I slightly want to bang my head against the keyboard now, not least because I’ve said the same thing more than once in the past.
[Read: 16 signs you’re not yet ready for a serious relationship] #2 Odds are, there’s more than one person.
Because you’re not serious with any one person, there are probably 2 people in the picture at any given time.
In this situation, you are solely focused on one another. In the majority of cases, couples that are in a serious, committed relationship are interested in a possible future together (i.e.Indeed I know of many people who go from such an exclusive 1-1 state to an open polygamous relationship.Such sexual practice, whilst being frowned on upon in some societies is common in others. In any case, relationship exclusivity is all about communication.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.