If you’re struggling with this, here’s a short list to help you go from a casual date to a serious mate (so lame, I know).1) Be Independent Some “experts” say you should act unavailable.If you drift apart, you know they were never going to commit and you saved yourself time, trouble, and heart ache.Q: My date says it’s just casual, but acts like it’s serious?The final milestone is when you know it’s official – whether you say it’s a serious relationship or not.Unscheduled Time Together When you start hanging out together without making plans in advance, you know things are getting serious.If you have a question about moving from casual dating to a serious relationship that I didn’t answer, leave a comment below the article and I’ll get back to you within a couple days.
Any guy who loses interest in you for having casual sex “too soon” is not worth having around.
If all goes well, you won’t have to do “the talk” of whether or not you’re a serious couple.
Watch for these milestones, and you’ll know if the casual dating phase is almost over.
Dating Tips and Q&A with Yours Truly I wrote the first version of this article in 2012, and since then I’ve gotten hundreds of emails and comments asking about what to do in certain situations.
Here are the most common questions and my answers to each.