8 Tips to Go from Casual to Committed Relationship 1. Make Sure You Want This If they're acting extremely jealous or policing your every move, you may want to reevaluate. 2. Avoid the "Are We Dating?" Talk Let things progress naturally and look at the evidence: Do they try to see when you're free? Do they seem interested when you talk? Do you have fun with them? 3. Bring It Up Lightly If you'd like them to meet your parents, ask if they want to, but let them know there's no harm if they're not quite ready. 4. Unplug to Connect The best type of date forces you to put your phone down and stay engaged with the other person. 5. Let Your Selfless Side Shine When you're a kind and gracious person, people are more likely to want to be around you. 6. Create a Little Mystery Even if you're anxiously awaiting their call, you don't have to be available every time they want to see you. 7. Maintain Your Autonomy—and Theirs Don't let parts of yourself go when you meet someone. 8. Show You Care Pay attention when they speak, and make an effort to get to know them.