How to Turn Casual Dating into a Serious Relationship
August 26, 2013
But not so fast, your plan has backfired, a couple of months have gone by and you’re starting to think that this one might just be a keeper. So what are the best ways to ensure your now not-so-casual fling doesn’t end up being the one that got away?
Play a Cool Hand
Well at some point you’re going to have to talk about it and we reckon honesty is the best policy all round. Don’t mention the marriage and babies part yet, but laying your cards on the table lets the other person know how you’re feeling and will encourage them to do the same. Just be sure to keep a few aces up your sleeve to keep things interesting later on.
Make a Plan Together
Organizing a concrete date to reunite gives you both something to look forward to and makes the romance feel more real, which will make it easier to survive the long-distance relationship. Not arranging something makes it all too easy for procrastinations - like work, family or the fact that your goldfish just died - to get in the way, and the whole thing runs the risk of fizzling out.
Don’t Over-think It
A ‘whatever happens, happens’ approach – while perhaps both counterintuitive and easier said than done – will soften the disappointment if things don’t go exactly according to plan, while your chilled out, happy-go-lucky attitude will keep the other person guessing.
Some Like it Hot
Besides being a bit of raunchy fun, Skype sex and sexting show the other person that you are thinking of them, you’re attracted to them and you’re looking forward to the time when you can ditch the screens and get down to a different kind of face time.