Above all, keep the tone light and maintain open lines of communication.
If you feel confident at this point that you want things to be serious, go ahead and tell him, Trespicio says.
Your partner may be dating others, or have no desire to focus on ‘one person.’ They may be fuzzy on what they want. They may give you an option for getting together on a certain night that’s not good for you. Again, you’re doing all the work to keep the relationship going. If your date is only seeing you for the purpose of sex, you’re just a “booty call.” They’ve got you trapped in a “box” and there’s little you can do to shift from that position. If there’s no romance on their part, they may see you as a “friend.” When attraction is romantic, there’s some form of touching, kissing or other physical expression. One, or both of you act like you are “single” in public: Your partner acts as though they’re “not with you” when in a public setting.
No matter the reason, they don’t have sufficient impetus to make you a priority in their life. If you don’t agree, they won’t adjust their schedule or offer you an alternative plan. Someone who behaves in this manner is lazy and self-centered. This is the way we show a person they’re more than a friend to us. Or, you instinctively feel it’s “wrong” to show that you are together.
We found 10 women in your situation and asked experts to give their insights on what happened so you can dodge future dating disasters.If it's been about six months and he hasn't dropped one hint about where he sees this going, casually speak up, says Jennifer Kelman, a licensed social worker and relationship expert at For example, if you'd like him to meet your parents, ask if he'd be up for going out to dinner with them, but let him know there's no harm if he's not quite ready for that yet.It can even feel like too much work starting over with someone new.But deep down you may have a nagging feeling that something just isn’t right.
They’re attracted to you, but they aren’t intent on driving the relationship forward. Effort means planning ahead; a trip together, a weekend away or any other special event for the two of you.