The almost-relationship is sadly totes normal these days. I have spent as long as a year er, maybe two in half-relationships that were somewhere between a hookup and a romantic, serious relationship. This is partially due to my fear of intimacy and inability to commit, and partially due to the men I choose to spend time with probably also due to my fear of intimacy. Someone I spent far too long with once actually told me, "It was just really nice to pretend to be in a long-term relationship for a while" at the end of our time well terribly spent. I've tried to explain to my dad that "I'm not looking for a relationship" is a normal thing people who are actively dating say nowadays. I don't care how busy they are; if things were going to progress, you'd be hanging more than once a week.
Dating (exclusive)--how often do you see each other?
It's Metafilter's 20th anniversary! To celebrate, scan some cats or help fund Mefi! Can a relationship progress if you see each other only on weekends? He's a self-employed lawyer and has had a habit of going into the office Sunday afternoons to prepare for court Monday. He goes to court Monday afternoons after working in his office that morning and then works in his office the rest of the week.
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