Dating but not looking for a relationship
It may sound obvious, but people get tunnel vision and focus on the present, so it’s a good reminder: being in a serious relationship means you’re aiming for a future together.There are too many couples out there that simply don’t work, for various reasons *immaturity, incompatibility, different goals, etc*.To build a future, you have to focus on your level of compatibility.How good of a chance do you really have at making it work for the rest of your lives?
There’s also the underlying message: love is there.This is something that was considered, and weighed in at “let’s try this.” [Read: 50 quick questions to test your relationship compatibility immediately] #4 If trust is ever broken, the relationship suffers.In a casual setting, people expect their sexual partners to have other sexual partners. Meanwhile, in a relationship, these things will break trust, and trust is not something you want to lose.The idea of sleeping with every single person that comes and goes isn’t exactly realistic for most people.
In fact, sometimes casual daters don’t sleep with anyone at all, opting to wait until a serious relationship is established.
[Read: 16 signs you’re not yet ready for a serious relationship] #2 Odds are, there’s more than one person.