You've reached solid ground, and while many things in the world remain gray and uncertain, you generally know where you and your partner stand. There are some blatant signs that a relationship is getting serious: You might have a discussion about making the relationship exclusive, discuss moving in with each other and of course, there's no greater sign than when a ring makes an appearance.Aside from the formal discussions, game-changing decisions and Kodak moments, there are some subtler ways of knowing if things are going from gray to golden. This goes beyond making out or the occasional butt pinch in public.I’m not judging – I can see how easy it is to get into that situation.Earlier this year, The New York Times published an article called “The End of Courtship?Going from dating to relationship is also a process that requires your attention, effort, energy, interaction and, sometimes, even the ability to be your own shrink, best friend and a fortune teller all in the same time.You can’t grab a guy for his collar, shake him a few times and say, “Listen, dude, do you mean business or am I just wasting my time here?
But if you’re not seeing anyone else, and you’re seeing a lot of each other what on earth is it if it’s not a relationship?
There is a certain point, however, where you can let your guard down and know that the relationship is real and there's no sign it's going to end.
This is the point where you can begin feeling far more relaxed and secure.
Love isn’t a word thrown around lightly when casually dating.
Let’s consider the signs, to see where you might be. This isn’t always the case, but there’s a chance that if you’re casually dating, you have a friend who’s also single, and you’re having sex on occasion.