If they bring it up then say it's too early to know what the potential is until you get to know each other better.
And I just don't know why so many people write "long term / serious relationships only" in their profiles, relationships all start with a first date so only time can tell if they will eventually become "long term / serious". I understand exactly what you are saying, I was in a 12 year marriage that ended very fast. I would love to meet someone I connect with and could start the next chapter of my life with. As long as they understand we can move forward and see what comes.
" It's stated by those who have been hurt before, trying to find a way to make dating "safe" for themselves. I generally understand that to mean "You mustn't dump me -- however I am allowed to dump you!
" It's stated by those who have been hurt before, trying to find a way to make dating "safe" for themselves.
That's why I believe we need to already be complete human beings before we look for a partner.
Casual relationships - I see where you're going with this and I did something similar, just to feel my way around when I wasn't sure if I was prepared to date again.
Yes, I see your point and I guess this varies from person to person.And most of the women I know who have something similar on their profile are simply looking for a real connection, rather than the NSA casual sex that many in the online-dating world are seeking.It's shorthand for "I will not be sleeping with you on the first date, and if you're looking for no-strings sex, then I'm not your girl." None of them were intending to start a LTR with every single man they went on a date with.Although a casual relationship is non-exclusive, participants should still take care to set boundaries, support open communication, and be respectful of one another.Some people honestly cannot live alone or without another.