Awkward stage between friends and dating

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yeah this is *insert name here.* Who is this bitch? *Stalks their every social media account for hours*.

How do I wish them a Happy Birthday on social media?

But I assure you as soon as I do, I'll bloody shout it from the rooftops and directly down to you, ok?

Never mind, I'll go alone as Single Sally for the night.

Slow your heart down and give yourself time to get to know him before making a commitment to a relationship, suggests clinical psychologist Seth Meyers, writing for "Psychology Today" online.

You feel awkward and uncertain for a reason -- there is still much to learn about this other person before you proclaim that he is "the one," writes psychologist John Grohol on Psych Central.

You took a total Instagram-worthy selfie with your not-so-significant other. But, if you're in the talking stage, you should be able to be rational adults and tell each other what you see coming for the two of you.

You can't bring up what you've been imagining because, frankly, you don't want to be a stage-five clinger in the talking stage; nothing will send someone running for the hills faster. Bringing up the “what are we” conversation is scary, so drop hints or try some trickery to figure it out.You’ll text or call each other a little more often than other friends.You’ll both have these moments when the two of you just click really well.All right, so since I don’t really see this talked about a lot, I figured I’d try writing something about it. Boyfriends, girlfriends, first dates- they all fell into this category of “romantic interest.” There was usually a lot of pursuit, with the pursuer being nervous or shy, easily embarrassed, in that stage of “puppy love,” where the pursued was absolutely flawless.I want to talk about this “gray zone” that exists somewhere between friendship and romantic interests. And these people usually knew when they were on dates.

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