When you start dating someone and things are going really well, there is usually shift towards being super casual with each other and becoming more serious. So how do you know if you’re on the road to becoming a real couple, or if things are going to stay casual forever?This shift typically starts happening before you’re comfortable enough to speak up and be like, “Hey, what are we doing? A bunch of real dudes talked about in an Ask Reddit thread, and I’m sharing the responses.One friend (who wishes to remain anonymous lest her non-boyfriend reads this) explains: “I’ve been seeing this guy for four months now – we’re dating and see each other a couple of times a week.
I don’t want to come across as some relationship-obsessed harpy and I’m sure once we’ve been seeing each other for long enough he’ll come round – we’re in a relationship in all but name anyway.” I slightly want to bang my head against the keyboard now, not least because I’ve said the same thing more than once in the past.Once there is a commitment, who knows what's next, marriage? Yes, even when considering asking "Would you be my girlfriend? It's not uncommon for a guy to suggest to his girl to become something more than just a girl in his life only to get laughter in response.Perhaps she was trying to be cool, yet it somewhat backfired given the sensitive male ego that comes with the territory.When things are casual they feel more serious, if that makes sense. I knew my boyfriend and I were serious when I felt like the pressure was off.I wasn't always stressing about when I should call him or what I should wear.