You could go on a date today and not talk to each other the day after.
While some partners will not force you to have dinner with their families, others will take it upon themselves to have you meet their parents for “further evaluation.” Back when you were just dating, the only people involved were the two of you, and maybe a handful of close friends who know that you’re dating.
I have been dating Samuel for a few months now, so it was obvious for me that he was the “right person.” He was promising, he was funny, and he was everything I hoped for in a man, so obviously, my desired path was to move from dating to getting into a relationship with him. I hoped that things would be smooth all the way through – isn’t that what most people dream of anyway?
Well, if you’re dating someone, I really hope for your sake that you’re lucky to have it all smooth and nice.
Out of personal experience and experimenting, I have come to a conclusion that sometimes it’s not worth your time and energy to get into a relationship with someone you’re dating.
You need to be prepared to make a transition from dating to “in a relationship” because as much as you want to think that things will be the same or better, you end up expecting too much.