You should think about whether your share common values and interests, how you communicate, how he makes you feel, and whether he treats you with respect.
Once you determine your priorities and evaluate your relationship, set some time aside to have a conversation with him about your future together.
This happens to a lot of people, surprisingly, and they end up in an exclusive relationship with someone they thought they were just casually dating.
While the bad news may be that you have temporarily misplaced your self-respect, the good news is this article can help you get it back.
Falling in love is a beautiful thing, so let’s make sure you’re not wasting your time on the wrong one and that the person you are with has your best interest at heart at all times.
I don't care if you're the most self-confident, well-adjusted person around; rejection hurts. So instead of asking the person on a date, you go on approximations of dates that allow for plausible deniability of all romantic intentions. Fear of rejection alone has resulted in the proliferation of Starbucks like a French-roasted virus.
It makes the remaining friendship awkward at best, and humiliating at worst. People suffer through this in the hope that the object of their affection will eventually buckle and reveal his or her true feelings. They keep making up excuses to hang out, hedging all their bets and waiting for God to give them a sign.
If you've been down this road before, you know that it's seldom successful.