Everything has become a little ill-defined, and I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve asked yourself these kinds of questions: The early stages of dating should be when you’re having the most fun of all, so don’t let things worry you, because really this is when you should be running through parks holding hands and making slushy PDAs on the tube.
There really shouldn’t be any need to rush into anything – however, it’s important to be realistic.
Obviously there are always exceptions to this rule – bad past relationships or life priorities outside of dating can always delay things – but the undeniable truth is that if someone wants to be with you, they won’t make excuses not to be.
It’s totally normal to want to hedge your bets and hold off for a while, though – you don’t want to come across as pushy, and everyone moves at different speeds.
However, if it gets to a stage where you think you’re being taken for a ride, just talk to them.
The best-case scenario is that they’ll want to be with you; the worst is that they don’t and they’re still seeing other people.
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Tasha Rube is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Missouri.
You could end up torturing yourself trying to make yourself worthy of them, or hang around in the hopes that they’ll change their mind, only to be left disappointed.There can come a time in your relationship where you want to make the transition from just dating to officially being in a relationship.If you feel like you and your partner are going in a great direction, you may want to take it to the next level.She received her MSW from the University of Missouri in 2014.
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And then it happens, the most terrifying thing of all: you meet someone you actually really like, and that’s where the real difficulty begins.