Everybody wants a good, long-lasting relationship, but sometimes people use this desire to their advantage. To avoid getting into such a situation, it’s important to recognize signs that something might be wrong.
So, what’s a situationship? It’s like a relationship where two people aren’t officially together. They don’t openly say they’re a couple. Some do this for fun, while others want it to be more serious, but it’s not always what both want. How do you know if you’re in a relationship that won’t make you happy?
Look for these warning signs below.
1. No regular communication
If you’re important to someone, they’ll make time for you, even if they’re busy. They’ll try to call or text you for a few minutes every day. So, if the person you’re dating only messages you once every two weeks, and it’s only when they need something, it means you’re not a priority to them.
2. Not available when needed
Can this person stop what they’re doing when you really need them? Will they be there for you when you’re having a tough time? If they can’t support you when you’re down, it’s a sign that they may not truly love you. This is something to watch out for in a situationship.
3. Last-minute planning
In addition to staying in touch often, you can figure out if someone loves you by the plans they make. If you mean a lot to them, they’ll want to spend time with you regularly, so they’ll suggest planned dates. If your get-togethers are usually last-minute and unplanned, it’s clear that you’re not a priority to them.
4. They come and go
If the person you’re with comes and goes whenever they please without considering your feelings, it’s a sign they’re not really into you. This is an important warning sign in a situationship that you should pay attention to. Someone who genuinely cares about you would make a consistent effort to be with you.
5. You’re only an option
If you’re aware that this person is seeing other people, it means you’re just one of their possibilities. They don’t seem keen on committing to a relationship with you. You’re essentially one of their choices, and they might still be making up their mind.
6. They don’t introduce you to their friends and family
This is another important warning sign in a situationship to be aware of. If they are truly serious about you, they shouldn’t hesitate to introduce you to their family and friends. But if they keep your relationship a secret, it suggests they’re not interested in taking your connection to the next level.
7. Things don’t progress
In a relationship, you develop and learn together – emotionally, mentally, and sometimes practically too. But in a situationship, you might feel stuck, doing the same things repeatedly. There’s no progress. It’s like being in a revolving door, going in circles, but never stepping outside to discover new things together.
8. The connection is superficial
In a real relationship, you connect deeply over shared values, interests, and feelings. There’s a meaningful bond that goes beyond just the surface. But in a situationship, the connection can feel shallow. It’s more about having fun and being physically attracted to each other rather than building something lasting and meaningful.
Have you ever noticed these disappointing red flags in a situationship? Share your observations and advice in the comments below!