- Casual relationships don’t always stay casual.
- If someone begins wanting to hang out outside of your hookups, they could be falling for you.
- If you’ve developed pet names, that could be another sign.
Casual relationships are pretty commonplace nowadays, but even if you’re both trying to keep it simple, there are certain and unsuspecting times where it can actually become just the opposite, Helen Fisher, anthropologist, a senior research fellow at The Kinsey Institute and co-director of Match.com’s annual Singles in America survey, told INSIDER.
According to Match.com’s Singles in America site, out of the 55% of singles who have had a friends-with-benefits relationship, 45% of them have had it evolved into a full-fledged relationship. Likewise, out of the 40% of singles who have had a “hanging out” relationship with someone, 29% have gotten into a relationship from it.
Whether you call them flings, situationships, or friends with benefits, here are 13 subtle signs that it could be turning into something a bit more serious.