From casual dating to serious relationship
If you discover that you are no longer interested in the person you're with it is important to end your relationship with compassion and grace.
Giving them the respect of a smile and/or a quick "hello" if you see them in mutual social circles is a courteous thing to do even if the relationship did not work out.
Rules like "who should text who first after the first date? Even making plans, like getting together on the weekend, may feel like it's venturing into the more serious territory. If you are concerned about something, an honest discussion is the only way to ensure that both parties are heard and respected.
It is important to stay true to yourself and only do/say/commit to things that you are comfortable with.
However, if they never directly addressed the situation through open communication, there may be misinterpretation of relationship boundaries.
By Michael Arangua Updated December 12, 2018 Reviewer Dr.
Angel Faith When you first hear the term "casual dating," you may think this refers to "casual sex." In fact, casual dating often has nothing to do with sex whatsoever.
It is crucial that both parties discuss their intentions for the relationship right from the beginning.
Of course, sometimes one person may develop feelings for the other.