Maybe the hardest part of early dating is trying to figure out where you both stand in regards to moving forward. If you’re having a great time with someone and totally expecting things to progress, you’re probably starting to feel invested in seeing them again. But if your date’s not interested in you, it’s best to catch the signs early so you won’t be disappointed later on. It’s never fun to face rejection, but the sooner you can recognize something isn’t right, the more quickly you can start to move on.
Everyone shows their affection differently, so there’s no foolproof way to determine whether someone is into you or not. But there are several context clues that let you know your date might not be feeling it. I spoke with dating expert Julie Spira, who shared her tips for figuring out when your date isn’t interested in seeing you again. It doesn’t necessarily mean there’s anything personally wrong — it could just be that they’re not ready for a commitment at this point. If you’re on a date and you notice one of these things, take it as a sign that they might not be prioritizing their time with you. And TBH, you deserve someone who is ready and willing to give you their full attention and care.