To make yourself a better partner, think about your past relationships. Other times you really like someone and it doesn’t work out, and you’ve probably wondered if there was anything you could’ve done differently.If you feel confident at this point that you want things to be serious, go ahead and tell him, Trespicio says.Does the thought of having a no-strings-attached relationship excite you?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.
Talk about blurred lines."Every person and relationship is different, and there's no magic phrase or action that can 'get' someone to commit," says Terri Trespicio, a lifestyle and relationship expert based in New York City. One thing to look out for: If he's acting extremely jealous or policing your every move, you need to really reevaluate things.1) Be Independent Some “experts” say you should act unavailable.It’s true that being overly available can seem desperate or unattractive, but the last thing you want to do is play dating games.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. For example, if you'd like him to meet your parents, ask if he'd be up for going out to dinner with them, but let him know there's no harm if he's not quite ready for that yet.