Half the damn time you won't even know if you're actually dating or not. ” There are now different stages, one hardly distinguishable from the other – at least while on the inside.
I don't know if it's because our generation started dating before we hit puberty or whether the Kardashians of the world have ruined what was once a beautiful thing, but the truth is that dating these days is horrible.
What was once explainable using a single digit binary code now requires the decimal system. Looking from the outside in, on the other hand, gives shape to the confusing and convoluted dating culture that we have created for ourselves.
It doesn't matter what the initial intentions are – not as if you know what the other person's intentions are anyway – on the first date you're either sleeping together or not.Depending on the results of this stage, you'll move on to stage 2.Seeing as how you were probably highly intoxicated the first time around, you decide to see this person one more time.This decision is most likely the result of you not being certain whether or not the person was good in bed. Now it is acceptable for you to text this person at odd hours, preferably when you're intoxicated or about to be intoxicated, to come over.You managed to black out sometime in the middle of it all and can't figure out whether the person was the best or worst sex of your life. You have officially dubbed him/her, or have been dubbed, worthy of sexual pursuit. In this stage, it isn't recommended that you refrain from calling the person or see him/her without drinking heavily or taking drugs – it may be awkward.
I mean, you've only been intimate a dozen times or so… This is the first stage when you actually matter to the person more than any other slab of meat would.You put in the time and effort, your liver has certainly paid for it and it is now time to finally get to know the person you've been having sex with all this time. Keep all the lovey-dovey romance stuff to yourself and, whatever you do, do not look him/her in the eyes when in the midst of coitus.Talking is recommended, but beware of throwing any romance into the mix. When you're done, finish with a firm handshake or a high five.Not sure how you did it – most never make it this far – but you did it… You're not yet “dating” in the traditional sense, but you are going on dates.I understand this can be confusing, but what about this process isn't?The first couple of dates are crucial as they will decide whether or not you will be moving forward to the following stages or if the two of you will be “too busy” to see each other in coming weeks.