So stop thinking that you’re important to this person. You have to be fine with being there for this person at 2AM when they’re mangled and just want someone to fuck away their loneliness.
So if you can’t accept that you are not a priority and only matter because you’re “around” and happen to have human genitals, then this relationship style is probably not for you.
In terms of dating etiquette, it’s up there with spitting in the soup.
There’s definitely pressure to be romantic on February 14, but if you’re not official, the experts say celebrating Valentine’s Day together isn’t required.
“A gift would be nice, but definitely not necessary if you’re not in a defined relationship,” says Dr. “You’re not obligated to see each other, get together, go out or even hook up on that day.
Only rarely do these studies account for other possible causes of diminished psychological wellbeing.
For instance, a test subject might be depressed because he or she just lost a great job, not because he or she is having casual sex and feels badly about that.
We’ve had ghosting (when a person you’re dating just evaporates into thin air and cuts off all contact without warning) and mooning (when you are forced to put your phone on ‘night-time’ mode to escape someone who is calling or texting too much). Much as its name suggests, it’s the act of offering someone you’re not particularly interested in a tiny morsel of attention or affection from time to time.