You may not be categorized as an ‘official couple’ because you want to make things in a slowly-but-surely manner. You may be ‘simply’ dating as how most teens usually would like to put it. Or you are merely exploring choices. Whatever your reasons are, a non-exclusive or open relationship as this could be tricky. So if you find yourself in this kind of situation, how do you set your limits?
- Sort out your emotions about your date. Is he (or she) special to you? To what extent? What do you think about your date? Questions like these should be well thought about. Sometimes being too casual about such matters may be a key to lose that someone who may be really precious to you.
- Limit your kissing or oversweet gestures. Your display of affection may send wrong signals when all you want is ‘just fun.’ Be careful about your sweetness most especially if you’re not at all convinced that your date is “the one.” Remember that you do not hold your date’s emotions as he or she may be developing deep emotions about you. Do not let him (or her) assume.
- Do not be clingy or possessive. Having that green-eye monster in you? You should check yourself, but if you’re still in denial, at least leave some space between you and your date. Do not text always and leave some days when you won’t see your date.
- Be romantic but not overly so. You can send your date some gifts that borders between personal and generic. Sounds hazy? It simply means that you give little trinkets that are not too personal to be categorized. Example, give him a hanky with a hand-embroidered initial of his name. It’s not at all personalized but you gave a little detail that you actually worked out.