Dating but not in love

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I see far too many people jumping into relationships and not guarding their affections, only to become confused, disillusioned, and devastated.

We need to keep telling ourselves the basic truths of a healthy and truly loving relationship. While you spend time getting to know someone as a friend, you are able to see more clearly whether they are right for you and you for them.

If I wanted to find someone great I'd have to, like, meet people.

You're too lazy to find someone else and you don't want to be alone.

There is this idea that we have one soul mate and that real love stories are supposed to be filled with obstacles and drama.

While this makes for good entertainment, it isn’t real life.

You're worried your standards are too high, so you figure maybe you should just settle.

A floppy relationship triangle exists when the man in question is at the apex of that triangle and the two women are represented by the other two points.

Each woman is connected to the man but they are not usually connected to each other. The gamut can run from two women who have known one another in the past, even possibly friends, to total strangers who are now connected to each other only by being attached in some way to the same man.

Most of the love stories we see in pop culture are rooted in infatuation…not real love.

Some degree of infatuation is fine, but a relationship entirely rooted in infatuation is usually doomed.

You know this isn't the person you'll be with forever, but they're fine for now.

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