Summer can be a great time to meet a significant other. Whether your new mate is an old flame that has rekindled, someone new and exciting you’ve just met or a person that you never expected to like, summer romances can be fun yet also confusing. The first question that comes to mind is if this is just a summer fling or if it will last through the fall and beyond.
But, how do you know if it is just a summer fling? We’ve got you covered with 3 things you should consider.
#1 Connection- Do you tell each other everything and anything about your lives or does it stay pretty surface with your new beau? If your relationship is strictly physical, this may not be the relationship you think it is. If you’re partner seems really invested in you and finding out new things to build a deep and solid bond, it may be something more than just a casual fling.
#2 Future Plans- Do you talk about plans past the summer? Maybe your new boyfriend or girlfriend doesn’t go to your school- does that mean you’ve talked about being long distance or visiting one another? If you guys haven’t discussed this yet, it may be time to have that talk. This could be awkward at first, but it’s probably better to know now, instead of getting hurt later.
#3 Labels- Not that you have to be labeled to make it more than a summer fling, but it does solidify things a bit when you address the elephant in the room of what you two are. If you haven’t yet, that doesn’t mean it won’t last. Other things may show that your partner thinks of you more seriously, like introducing you to their family and friends or putting in effort to show that they care.