Moving from dating to a relationship is somehow hard for so many people. They don’t know how to take the relationship to the next level. So if you have been dating someone for a while now and you feel you are ready to move on to the next level by committing to the relationship, then you will find this resource helpful. Although it may be scary, since you don’t know what your partner may say and the last thing we all want to hear is “I am not interested”. However, it is better to say what you feel than keeping it inside. The truth is, your partner may just be waiting for you to speak up too.
In taking your dating to a relationship, you can adopt the tips below.
First, you will need to talk to your partner and find out how he or she truly feels about the relationship. It is very important to know that your partner feels good about the relationship. You should try to find out if your partner will love to see the relationship in the next level. You should also ask to know if your partner will like to keep the dating casual. Do not be too shy to ask.
Second, you will need to put time and energy into your relationship this time. If you are hoping to become more committed, then more is going to be expected from you. You will need to focus more on your partner, spend quality time together and maybe become more involved in his or her life. This way, you will see the relationship growing.
Third, you must understand that there is need for sacrifices. There will be times when you won’t get it right. There will be times that you will have personal issues that will affect your relationship. These are normal; you will yet learn to share everything with your partner. But meanwhile, just keep in mind that no relationship is perfect from the onset. There will be flaws to be noticed but you must be ready to overlook or work it out with your partner.
Fourth, let the transition from dating to a relationship happen naturally. You cannot force it; you should see the possibility of it as much as your partner does. There is point where you get to that automatically; no one will need to tell you that it is time to move to the next level. Do not try to force things to happen. Just stay committed. Don’t pressure your partner to move the relationship to the next level if he or she is kind of reluctant at the moment. Just focus on loving him or her. It will soon be time that your partner will revisit the issue with you.
Keep being friends with your partner. You were first friends before you started dating. The same way keep things friendly. As a matter of fact, most relationships fail because friendship is removed as they switched from dating to a relationship. Whether you are now committed for real or not, just keep being friends. Even when you get married, keep being friends.
In all, just follow your heart when making a switch from dating to a relationship. Do not rush things. Take your time to know your partner very well and many more others.