By Caroline Colvin 2 months ago If you're early in the relationship process — say, you moved things off Tinder fairly recently or have gone on a couple of pleasant dates — and you find yourself daydreaming about how to finesse the "girlfriend," "boyfriend," or "partner" label, ask yourself one thing. Do I want a relationship or dating dialogue I just lonely? To be fair, society puts an undue pressure on women and femmes to be coupled up. But beyond external, societal pressure, sometimes you can put pressure on yourself. A relationship 9 signs you' be a status symbol. Along with having an academic career, a job, and a social life on point, you get to 9 signs you' "successful love life" to the list. 9 signs you', you might racing to the DTR finish line because you're sick of the gray area in your situationship or FWB arrangement — you want something more solid. Here's how to know if you have real confidence -- and if not, how you can develop it. I'm what I call situationally confident. Depending on the setting, sometimes I'm extremely assured. Other times I'm shy and insecure.
You start noticing some patterns. And what's so great about that? Now, obviously, don't go losing your mind and freak out that it's over and you're bound to die alone with a broken heart, just because your boyfriend is doing one of these things. All I'm saying is, of the hundreds of ghosting stories I've read since I started my column, they all seem to share these nine common threads.