Dating is it serious yet
Amongst millennials, it’s not uncommon to have tried and failed to explain the concept of ‘seeing someone’ to your parents. We date in a commitment-free culture, where exposing yourself and showing vulnerability just isn’t seen as cool.“Well if you’re going on dates, you’re boyfriend and girlfriend, right? Many of us have had tons of these ‘relationships’ over the course of our young adult lives, yet never a proper boyfriend or girlfriend.As I’ve said before, the best way to meet the right Mr.Right is by doing things and going places that you’d do or go to anyway, even if there was no chance of meeting a man.Just a few months ago, I told a perfectly nice guy who was interested in me that the reason I wasn't being super-responsive was because “I'm not looking for anything serious.”Literally the night after I sent that text, I fell madly in love with a new guy with whom I would drop everything to be in a relationship. Don't worry, karma got me back when a guy I liked then used the “not ready for a relationship right now” line on me.All of a sudden my own tried-and-true excuse sounded like the biggest f*cking load of bullshit I'd ever heard.Perhaps unsurprisingly, a toothbrush or phone charger tend to be the first items they’ll conveniently forget If they suggest you keep a toothbrush or hairbrush at their house, that is a Big. Even if you haven’t had the exclusivity chat yet, that pretty much means they’re not going to be having anyone else round for grown-up sleepovers.
I've said it because I don't want to hurt a guy's feelings by telling him exactly what I don't like about him.Perhaps that’s what you want to hear, perhaps it would make you run for the hills, screaming at the prospect of any sort of commitment.So it can be good to have a heads-up that your current ‘more-than-friend-but-not-boy-/girlfriend’ may be in the market for an actual relationship.New research from Match has revealed that 36 per cent of Brits have deliberately left something at a date’s house in order to give them an excuse to return.Interestingly, the study found that this is a tactic employed by men more than women, with 45 per cent of males admitting to intentionally leaving something behind, compared to 31 per cent of ladies..