4. Fulfilling “girlfriend” responsibilities without the actual title.
I’ll be the first one to tell a woman to not over-analyze every move she makes in a relationship; if you want to do something, just do it. With that said, you also need to realize the type of situation you’re creating for yourself. If you are just kicking it with someone new, and have only been out on a few dates (or even worse have never been on an actual date) and you find yourself taking lunch to him on your day off, letting him use your car or handling his personal affairs on his behalf you are officially “doing too much.” You want to market yourself as a girlfriend potential, not audition to be a personal assistant. By eliminating the challenge, he’ll feel no pressure to get serious about the relationship since he’s already getting the benefits of one. You don’t have to play games, but give him a chance to prove if he’s worth all of the hassle.