Can Your Summer Fling Turn Into A Relationship? Here Are 10 Signs It’s Happening

7. They introduce you to their people. Meeting the friends is a step towards building a relationship and introducing you to their community isn’t taken lightly. Unless, of course, when meeting you the friends say “Which one is this?”

8. You start to get into a routine. You hit the same brunch place, you have their address in your Postmates app, and it’s assumed you’ll be hanging out most nights.

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9. Your stuff is at their place and their stuff is at yours. If you accidentally left an earring or pair of underwear at their place, it doesn’t mean you’ve got a future together. But if you’ve got contact solution or a toothbrush in the bathroom, then that’s a good sign.

10. You don’t always have sex. Flings are flings because they’re fun, quick, and passionate – AKA full of sex. When you have a great night together and are having a sleepover and you don’t have sex, that means sex is no longer the defining reason you two are together. There’s more to it now.

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So while it’s a given that summer is on the way out, if your fling is exhibiting any of the behaviors above, there’s a good chance you guys have staying power. If you’re not sure, first of all decide what you want and then check in with them. If they’re not sure, I wouldn’t start planning your couple’s Halloween costume just yet, but just enjoy the rest of August and, most importantly, have fun.

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