At what point does a relationship begin?

@ESKARENA1 (18299)
March 18, 2008 2:18pm CST
I guess what i mean is when does a casual fling, a flirtation or mutual atraction become a relationship, does it vary for each of us?
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• United States
18 Mar 08
I think it differs very much between us especially between the sexes. To a man he can think it is just a casual fling while the woman thinks it is a relationship. Don't you think it has a lot to do with how you are raised what you think to be a casual or serious relationship?
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
18 Mar 08
im certain that the way we view relationships has a lot to do with up bringing too blessed be
@derek_a (10902)
19 Mar 08
I would say that we are all related all of the time. We relate to those we like, those we don't like so much and those we are seeing for the first time. But I know, you are considering... when do we begin to consider ourselves to be in an intimate relationship. I would say that it's when we choose it to be that way. For instance, I would say that a casual fling can get pretty intimate on a physical level, but it is when we decide to create a relationship that makes it a true intimate relationship. Therefore, each of us has the power to create what we choose to create and such a relationship does not create itself until we allow ourselves to become immersed in it.. If you can get all that! :-)
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I think alot of good relationships start with friendship first. The flirting with each other then comes and more from there. I met my now husband, and all I was looking for was friendship. We were friends and it turned into more over three years time and we have now been married for 13 years.
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• United States
18 Mar 08
I believe it varies from person to person. Sometimes a flirt can lead to other things or just having nice, simple little conversations on a continual basis can lead to a relationship for the simple fact the two that are talking are already forming a relationship and getting to know each other by talking. For me and my sweetie it was the latter. We spent a lot of time talking and going out before things became intimate so it does vary.
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@goldwin65 (937)
• Malaysia
19 Mar 08
We cannot tell exactly when the mutual attraction become a true love relationship. Even the two couple sometime cannot tell precisely when he or she really have the true feeling of love towards each other. The feeling of love comes naturally by their reaction and interaction between the two couple. They are many factors that leads to such feeling such as the way you react, the way you talk, your body language, your behaviour and many more.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
19 Mar 08
yes, it offcourse varies from person to person.In some cases you wait for the other person to propose or admit. in some cases you show it by small gesture. it depends on individual.
@MsEddie86 (236)
• United States
19 Mar 08
thats a great question!! i mean usually for me, me and the guyi am tryin to pursue things with we talk about taking things to the next step and that means like us expressing ourselves differently towards each other and maybe spending more time together things like that to show we are getting serious with each other. what makes a relationship more serious is a question i would like to get views on pls share
@babostwick (2037)
• United States
18 Mar 08
It varies greatly and maybe it has to do with a common bond. Maybe it has to do with meeting a person and getting to know what kind of person they are if that makes any sense. Then you just go from there and see what happens. It could be a common interest which really can help out quite a bit. I think it's a case by case ordeal.
@Gesusdid (1681)
• United States
18 Mar 08
i think it simply beigns when that other person that you give a certain type of attention to and only knows that you give that type of attention and feelings towards them does the same to you ...and its even better when you dont need words to be said of what you two are to one another , but then sometimes for some people you need to confirm what you are to them , or is this what im feeling for you , are they feeling the same way? ..for its simply body langue and feelings, once that girl knows im feeling her she understands and gives me feed back too, thats all that needs to be said