The First Time You See Each Other "Au Naturel"You've probably already seen each other "strategically naked".
This means that while technically you've removed your clothing, you still have the aid of sheets, pillows, dim-lighting, and natural looking make-up which you sneakily re-apply in the bathroom.
Hooking up can lead to getting hitched -- and not just in the movies.
A recent study from the University of Iowa found that a significant percentage of current relationships began with nonromantic sex.
So can you really have a healthy, committed relationship with your old hook-up buddy? "Often, having sex is something people do to avoid getting to know each other.One of the most difficult and dangerous steps on this perilous path is trying to determine when you have moved from the "casual" phase into the "committed" phase of the relationship.What makes this so hard is that this change usually doesn't come with a ring. No one grows anything in their belly for nine months.If they throw something at you, congratulations, you are now in a committed relationship but, if you value your plates and your pets and would prefer they not be flung across the room, then you might want to consider a different tactic. I was trained as an economist, so I keep trying to cram logic and rationality into my relationships. I tried asking where they see the relationship going and what status they think we should have.That's about as sexy and endearing as the average police interrogation, so I don't suggest it unless you've got a hyper-logical partner.There really isn't any determining factor that can be used as a litmus test for when you have become "monogamous" or "exclusive." So how do you know when have you made the change from a "casual" dating environment into the serious "committed" relationship?Well, you could try the method I first employed which goes like this: Tell a person you have been seeing that you can't spend time with them because you have a date.Letting someone see you when you feel that way, (and conversely not being turned-off by seeing someone that way) is a sign that things are getting serious.9.The First Time You Just Go To Sleep We've already established that sharing a bed with someone sucks.But then, once this information is exchanged, you don't immediately hang up.You find you have lots of things to say to each other, and before you know it, half an hour has gone by.