Advice for senior dating behavior
It defines the ending and duration of the relationship.It could be that you always date guys who cheat, guys who don't commit, guys who are workaholics or whatever. You are going to repeat this behavior over and over again unless you recognize it.You have a signature dating mistake that is all yours and has your name written all over it.
By waiting to have sex until you have objectively qualified this guy as a boyfriend for you, who has proven himself through consistent behavior and [is] committed to being with just you, you are saving yourself from a whole lot of heart break from boys you will become prematurely infatuated with. Don't wait for someone else to come along and make you happy.
Work on yourself and your own life, and wait for the person who adds to the happiness you already feel.
When you are both in that place, you will not only be ready for a relationship, but it will be more likely to succeed.
Or, even more surprising, you could meet someone so special and perfect for you, that even if you were sure you're not ready to get married, or not dating for marriage, you find yourself quickly changing your mind when you realized you met the best thing that ever happened to you.
If you approach dating casually, you will never give anyone enough of a chance to know if they could be the one and will dismiss so many incredible people.