There are feelings, understandings, and other dynamics that arise from the very beginning. My young daughter tries to maintain that if she goes out with a guy, it doesn't mean she is dating him. Maybe you used to think so, too, but when you purposefully spend some leisurely time alone with a person who has a romantic interest in you, it's a date.
When you are discussing a romantic relationship, the first stage of it is called "dating". Once you start talking to a person, you are relating to them.
#4 May see each other occasionally, or even a little more.
If you’re not serious with someone, why see them all the time?
[Read: 16 signs you’re not yet ready for a serious relationship] #2 Odds are, there’s more than one person.
Because you’re not serious with any one person, there are probably 2 people in the picture at any given time.
It could be that one of you wants to commit to a relationship, but the other one isn’t ready, despite having romantic feelings.
Maybe you’re texting one person, but planning a coffee date with another.
It’s not wrong; since you’re not tied down, you’re simply screening a list of potential candidates.
Life is hard, and love is perhaps one of the hardest aspects of it. [Read: 20 signs you’re wasting time in a one sided relationship] #6 Might not know each others’ friends. You have to prove yourself to meet someone’s friends, then prove yourself again upon meeting them.
If you’re still in the proving part, you may or may not have a shot.