Be careful to see what their behavior says about them, not just their words.If you and the other person are doing different types of dating, then it’s usually wise to break things off as early as you can – especially if you’re serious about settling down into a long term relationship.Social dating is primarily oriented to social interaction and companionship.
Then, be careful to avoid dating people who are doing, or should be doing, a different type of dating.
Friends with benefits arrangments can fall under social dating if time is actually taken to socialize together, and introduce the person to each other’s friends.
Often, however, friends with benefits is more about casual dating and the sexual “benefits.” In other words, it’s often a euphemism for casual sex.
Relationship based dating is when someone has decided to purposefully look for that person (or people) who will be their long-term intimate partner.
They’ve assessed their life, their situation and their skills to be sure they’re ready for a relationship.
Another problem is that people who are focused on social or recreational dating or who are not ready for a relationship let themselves become a couple or go steady with one person.