People get into committed relationships in different ways.
Yes, some people get into committed relationships after having dated casually and hanging out.
While others get into committed relationships after having gone through a thorough wooing process or courtship.
It really depends on the relationship in question.
Some people may initially decide to date casually or hang out because they really don’t want to feel pressured to get into a committed relationship with anyone.
They just want to have fun and enjoy.
However, somewhere along the line, they discovered that they were beginning to develop feelings for this person that they have only been casually dating or hanging out with.
It normally creeps up on them when they are least expecting it.
It may have happened because somewhere along the line they really got so used to hanging out with this person and having fun that they began to develop an emotional attachment.
They start discovering things that they may have in common with this person as they casually date or hang out and that begins to have a profound effect on them.
They realize that they are beginning to feel really comfortable around this person.
They are beginning to share aspects and stories about their lives that they never thought they would tell a person that they were only dating casually or hanging out with.
Again, the deeper feelings creep up on them.
This especially happens the longer they are dating this person on a casual level.
In essence, the more time they spend with this person, even if it were to simply have fun and enjoy each other’s company with no expectations, the more attached they will become.
Eventually, they get to a point where they realize that they want to get into a committed relationship with this person that they are dating casually.
If the other person feels the same way, they both decide to get into a committed relationship.
Other people get into committed relationships after having dated on a serious level.
This means that there were quite a few formal dates where deep conversations were had about what each party is looking for in a partner and what goals for the future each party may have.
They would most likely have had lengthy conversations on the phone on a consistent basis unlike a casual dating relationship where both parties could spend weeks without communicating.
So, this is a much more serious route in which both parties ultimately get into a committed relationship.
If you want to get into a committed relationship and not just casually date, you should let the person that you are dating be aware of that.
You should ask them what they want as well.
It is really important that you are both on the same page as far as what it is that you both want.
If you were to date this person casually and assume that they would eventually commit, you may be making a grave mistake.
They may never come around to wanting to commit and you would have wasted your time.
Hence, it is crucial that you know what you want and find out what they want.
If they don’t want the same outcome that you do, you are better off moving on to someone else who does.
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