Transition from dating to relationship
Might as well see them on occasion, or maybe regularly, but not most of the time.
How good of a chance do you really have at making it work for the rest of your lives?
This is something that was considered, and weighed in at “let’s try this.” [Read: 50 quick questions to test your relationship compatibility immediately] #4 If trust is ever broken, the relationship suffers.
In a casual setting, people expect their sexual partners to have other sexual partners. Meanwhile, in a relationship, these things will break trust, and trust is not something you want to lose.
Now, if the person makes it obvious you’re not even close, and will never meet their friends, it’s never going to get serious. Casual daters don’t usually find themselves sighing on a bench, in a garden, fantasizing about a long, lasting future with someone.
The expectation is low, so marriage and family planning aren’t really on the table.