Dating very slowly
But being able to tell the difference between something fleeting and something long-lasting sure can come in handy — especially once the partners begin to feel invested.
When a couple is getting serious, they might notice that they feel selfless, and like they want to put their partner first.
When a relationship is going to stick, however, it's far more likely that both partners have talked about the future, agreed "on the pace of the relationship and [are] committed to it," Susan Trombetti, of Exclusive Matchmaking, tells Bustle.
"Maybe one of you had a serious break up before and just wants to take it slow." But either way, "you both care and are serious about each other."Sometimes, relationships move slowly for very obvious reasons.
If it is going to work out, however, that spark won't be as quick to fade.
It may not burn as brightly as it did during the honeymoon phase of the relationship, but the couple will still be happy to be near each other, and will feel excited about building a future.
commitments, such as a job or finishing your education."When a relationship isn't going anywhere, however, it might move slowly without such a legitimate reason.There's nothing wrong with surface-level relationships, flings, or one night stands.