But then, once this information is exchanged, you don't immediately hang up.You find you have lots of things to say to each other, and before you know it, half an hour has gone by.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. 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. Casual dating is a marvelous way of getting to know all kinds of people, without having to feel tied down to anyone until you’re absolutely ready. That being said, it is important to remember that your dynamic with anyone, regardless of who it is, won’t be as intense or committed as in a serious relationship.Serious relationships tend to be monogamous and long-term—or at least conducted with that intention in mind.
The First Time You Spend A Night In Finally getting to the point where a Friday night can mean take-out and a movie at home, rather than a date.4.[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. The First Time You Don't Schedule Weekend Plans That seamless transition between having to wait until Wednesday to ask "What are you up to this weekend?", and having it be a given that you two are going to hang out.2.You might have suffered through a more sexually free phase (or you might have thoroughly enjoyed it) and now you would like to forget about just dating him and move into a serious relationship.