In between friends and dating
Why did our generation start this talking stage as a prime source of dating? Confusion, stress, anger, love, torture and overthinking all come wrapped up into one big present, waiting for us to open it up before we even become official with someone.
It’s like we put our brains and hearts through a roller coaster before we even consider labeling an official relationship.
But there is also an in between zone that can last for weeks, months or years. Share your experiences if you have experienced this type of relationship or phase of relationship.
This is a friendship with flirting or an ulterior motive friendship. I hear people talk about the friend zone or the non friend zone, which would be romantic or sexual.
She clearly sees potential LTR in him but he's got a very submissive and obedient attitude about him so she is keeping him in play while she is getting some NSA action from the proverbial bad boy before she is ready to settle down.
I've tried helping the poor clueless bastard, but sadly I think he's beyond help.
But there was never anything physical between us beyond a kiss on the cheek When Harry Met Sally. In fact for many if someone is considered a friend starts trying to cross into the romantic partner region, it won't happen and the friendship ends. A buddy can become a real love - and the best marriages are between friends-and-lovers.
This is a friendship with flirting or an ulterior motive friendship. This is usually where you end up when you don't have enough game to advance to the sexual stage of the relationship, but you have enough to prevent being relegated to "the friend zone". A friend of a friend of mine is going through this right now with a girl he's been pursuing for about 3 months.
This is a friendship with flirting or an ulterior motive friendship. it's a frustrating place to be but best for me to not act upon in a romantic way.
I wouldn't use the term "dating someone" or calling someone your girlfriend / boyfriend if you are still in the "seeing someone" phase, though.
Disclaimer 1: This labeling process is generally calibrated by the person who is more conservative in the relationship.
In the meantime, their naive and dumb partners cheer them up for having friends of the opposite gender.
Eh, the in between zone is where you put them when you've got several going at the same time and trying to decide, or it's where you put them when you're waiting to see if the one you really like is going to ask you out.i've always said that i don't want to be part of anyone's harem.