This is the era of keeping it casual and of never asking the person you’re seeing if they’re seeing anyone else, because, well, you don’t want them asking you the same thing in return. It’s a time when no one feels allowed to lay claim to anybody, and when the question, “So, what are we?” could mean somebody laughs in your face. But, with all that being said, people will carry on consistent and intimate interactions with the same person, and just never call it a relationship. That’s right: it’s the era of the “almost relationship.” Almost relationships are both wonderfully convenient, because you can do just about anything you want without being called a cheater, but also quite limiting because people snail along in terms of expressing their feelings or making any sort of commitment. So, are you stuck in “almost relationship” hell? Here are the signs.
He’ll want your support one day
Sometimes, this guy will turn to you as if you are his closest companion. After a really rough day, he’ll call and ask to come over. He’ll tell you all about the terrible events of the day and how it makes him feel. He’ll gush about how nobody makes him feel better the way you do. He’ll lay his head in your lap and be adorably needy. You know—the way a boyfriend can be.