It's important to know right off the bat whether or not you enjoy the same leisure activities, share the same core values, and are aligned on key political topics. If he is becoming increasingly cute, as opposed to sexual, chances are he has feelings for you. If he randomly starts talking about vacations you could go on, or that Christmas market you should visit two months for now…well, he clearly sees you as a part of his life! He may even show up to be by your side. And you may decide that you've considered them, there are ten things you don't like that much, but there are a thousand things you love.
Ah, the grey area.
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Rather it's an opportunity to say, hey, this is how your brain works, this is how I feel, and can we actually learn from each other in this point in time, and grow in the same general direction, with our own wisdom and our own failures. If you have family woes or personal problems, do you feel safe enough to confide in them? Even if you know what you want, it doesn't mean that it necessarily matches what the person you're dating wants … despite the amazing chemistry you might share. If you find yourself giving that to them without receiving the same in return, it could mean that they aren't as invested in the relationship as you are, in which case it's easier to end things sooner rather than later. It's important to know right off the bat whether or not you enjoy the same leisure activities, share the same core values, and are aligned on key political topics. He might even make you breakfast or take you out for breakfast the next morning. Above all, listen to your gut.