Pay attention to things such as money management, sex drive, and complimentary or conflicting energy levels.
All of these issues impact satisfaction and the success of a long-term relationship.
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Plus, our emotions and level of interest do not always develop at the same speed. Some signs to look for that the person you’re seeing wants to get more serious are: If these ring true, then there’s a good chance he or she is not ready for a commitment.
However, the best way to know is to get out of the dark and start communicating.
Forming a relationship takes vulnerability; don’t let the fear of rejection hold you back.
One person has to be brave and show his or her cards first in order to move forward.
Your relationship isn’t doomed if one person is not ready to commit.
You can gently but directly tell your partner that you’re enjoying getting to know him/her, but you’re not ready to define the relationship.
If your partner is willing to be patient without an exclusive BF/GF title, then it’s your duty to be honest as your feelings do or do not develop.
If your feelings are lagging behind, a great way to boost attachment and emotional intimacy is to have conversations about core values.
Stop skimming the surface and dig a little deeper to talk about career aspirations and life goals, whether you want children and the lifestyle you envision living, religion, spirituality, and family values.