If you’ve met someone and you have already gone through the first dating stage, then you may already be thinking about the next level. A relationship’s progress depends on how each partner is ready to go up a notch. It won’t work if only one partner is motivated to do so. There are ways to determine if one partner is not yet ready to take the next step into the relationship. Here are just some of the signs to watch out for.
You’re still dating in secret.
After all this time and you feel that only both of you knows that you are dating, then it may be a bit premature to take the next step, no matter how long you’ve been dating together. Being secretive with your current relationship can mean a lot of things. One of them is that one of the partners may not yet be ready to let the public know about the relationship.
Avoiding talk about the future.
People who are eager to take the relationship to the next level will start to have plans for the future. They expect to be together for the long term, hence the need to make relationship plans and goals. Those who try to avoid any talk about the future may not be looking at the current relationship progressing into the next stage. That may be a glaring sign that a partner may not be into making the current set up progress into a serious one.
Lack of effort to see each other regularly.
You can also see signs if a partner may not be ready for a serious relationship. All it takes is by taking note of the number of times you see each other. Sure, the first few months may be exciting and the dates are frequent. But if it starts to get a bit fewer later on, then something may be up. If there is a noticeable lack of effort from your partner to see you on a regular basis, then it may indicate that there are some things that need to be discussed if ever you think that your relationship should be taking the next step.