I was going on dates with a young man once who then proclaimed he didn't want a girlfriend for at least three years. Well, being the non-dummy I am, I knew that immediately meant, "I like you, but not that much." And, I also knew that I wasn't going to waste my time any longer.
Flash-forward to now.
I'm not looking for a serious relationship right off the bat with someone, but I'd like to know that the possibility of a committed relationship is at least in the cards. What is the point of dating if it isn't? I never have quite understood that concept...
Yes, right now I am looking to have fun and spend time with someone and just get to know him and enjoy each others' company and take things easy and the list goes on. But in the end? I want a relationship. There it is, out for all the world to know. And if you don't want one eventually? Don't waste my time.
I'm in no hurry, but I do want to know that there is at least a possibility that one day a man I am dating will want to commit to me (boyfriend status). And I don't think there is anything wrong with that.