When dating becomes a relationship
Seeing each other naked naked for the first time, unbrushed hair, blotchy skin, stubble, and, for women, without make-up, means you're pretty darn comfortable with each other.
Maybe you called about something else, or to schedule a date, or to check up on something.
Casual dating is a marvelous way of getting to know all kinds of people, without having to feel tied down to anyone until you’re absolutely ready. That being said, it is important to remember that your dynamic with anyone, regardless of who it is, won’t be as intense or committed as in a serious relationship.
Serious relationships tend to be monogamous and long-term—or at least conducted with that intention in mind.
There really shouldn’t be any need to rush into anything – however, it’s important to be realistic.
Because if that's how you feel, that's what the guy reacts to.
You've probably already seen each other "strategically naked".
This means that while technically you've removed your clothing, you still have the aid of sheets, pillows, dim-lighting, and natural looking make-up which you sneakily re-apply in the bathroom.
But then, once this information is exchanged, you don't immediately hang up.
You find you have lots of things to say to each other, and before you know it, half an hour has gone by.