The dating relationship
Therefore, commitment becomes an important part of the relationship.
Because we’re interested in building a relationship, we begin to invest in the relationship more, including opening up a little more and sharing more about ourselves.
Why Do It: While casual dating is not very secure, it is a great way to meet new people and explore our options.
This type of dating helps us understand ourselves and our likes/dislikes when it comes to relationships.
Like, you both know you are more than a "friend with benefits"...
you spend all your time together, you do "couple things" like going out for dinner and to the cinema, you pet fight with each other and hang out at each other's house - yet, when the gals ask "sooo... " Even though it is blatantly obvious, you say "nope".
However, we’re still uncertain about the future of the relationship, so we may still feel nervousness around our partner and worry about what they’re thinking and where they want the relationship to go.
Why Do It: Exclusive dating helps us feel loved and wanted by another person.
The intervening stage between "casually shagging" and relationship status.My best piece of advice to give you is to live in the moment and tell that person how you feel and ask them what you want the answers to.Don't be scared because the biggest problem with conversation is the illusion that it has already taken place.Stresses: When we feel a greater sense of commitment in our relationship, we are less worried about our partner wanting to leave, so we feel safer sharing more with them.At this stage, we may share some of our deepest feelings and fears.
Knowing what stage of dating a relationship’s at and where it’s going is important.