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.
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A nice gesture, but how do you know she deserves them? Some women might be wondering if having sex too soon is scaring guys away.Meeting Friends Meeting each other’s social group is a big step.If you make it past the gauntlet of scrutiny from their friends, things are well on their way.Sure, acting unavailable might work at the casual dating stage, but what happens after that? Learn an instrument, a language, or take dancing lessons. 2) Set Boundaries Why would someone commit to you if they’re getting everything they want without the commitment?How long before insecurities, neediness, and jealousy creep in? If you’re struggling to find people willing to move beyond casual dating, there’s a good chance you’re giving too much.Likewise, if she’s got some clothes or 8,412 bottles of hair product in your shower, you’re in.The Big One: Your First Fight If you have a fight and you don’t break up, you’re basically saying this is something worth working on.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.If you emotionally vomit on someone and spill your whole life story during the first three dates, where’s the fun in that?It’s like telling someone what’s in the present they’re about to unwrap. Focus on having fun, enjoy the mystery, and going from casual to serious will happen naturally.