If you’re struggling with this, here’s a short list to help you go from a casual date to a serious mate (so lame, I know).1) Be Independent Some “experts” say you should act unavailable.How exactly do you go from dating someone casually to having a serious relationship with them? What qualities made you want to get serious with your date? Being self-aware of how others perceive you is a huge advantage in dating and relationships.

If all goes well, you won’t have to do “the talk” of whether or not you’re a serious couple.

Watch for these milestones, and you’ll know if the casual dating phase is almost over.

Other times you really like someone and it doesn’t work out, and you’ve probably wondered if there was anything you could’ve done differently.

Most of us have experienced a serious relationship by accident, usually when we really like the person we’re dating and it just naturally develops into something more.

The final milestone is when you know it’s official – whether you say it’s a serious relationship or not.

Unscheduled Time Together When you start hanging out together without making plans in advance, you know things are getting serious.

It’s true that being overly available can seem desperate or unattractive, but the last thing you want to do is play dating games.

If you’re suffering from no-life syndrome, step back and ask yourself why you aren’t having fun on your own. Play the sport you like or pursue one of your interests. Insecure people push for serious relationships for the security it brings, and people can sense that.

Whatever your answer is, that’s the main cause of your behaviour.

If your answer is something like “to find the one”, you’re gonna come across as needy.

Sleepovers Without Sex As long as you aren’t fighting, this is actually a good sign.