Be HONEST..you're lying to yourself, how and WHY should anyone else believe in you. If it starts with honesty and really true emotions, it has a much MUCH higher chance of success.
Its not gonna be all roses and sunshine all the time, its not a perfect world...but, as opposed to starting it in a dishonest way, it will HIGHLY and most likely end in dismal FAILURE.
It's important to know that you're actually ready for a relationship with hopes of marriage or lifetime dating if that's what you prefer.Also, if you don't feel a connection or attraction OR if you know this is someone you could try to like but really actually don't, then you should be honest enough to leave the situation as a friendly one and not give false hope nor credence to a future with this person.Its NOT a good situation for either party and a monumental waste BOTH of your time, you life and your emotions, which could lead to cheating, divorce, violence, hurt feelings, etc. A further example is getting someone by dishonesty...whether man/woman sharing, cheating or playing games or playing people against each other, its a deal breaker for most and a regretful course of events that leaves a trail of bitterness, regret, anger and REAL broken hearts.Its an exclusive of pride and a sense of belonging, not just to each other, but a very enviable part of society that even those who are NOT allowed to marry want to be a part of..... And don't start on the statistics of one out of two marriages or more ending in divorce..HONESTY and PURE LOVE were at the forefront, those statistics would be lower; also re-read the dishonesty post aforementioned for other a few other reasons why this may be...nothing is foolproof nor perfect...AND one out of the two DOES work, that's FIFTY PERCENT..at the positive and keep your mind positive.This is the vetting that the very gifted Evia Moore talks about..women, but this also applies to men.There's a period in your life when you run wild, but time NOT ONLY sneaks up on you, it flies by before you even know it. As long as you realize that you're dating or "in a long-term relationship" with a SINGLE person; you are single also and marriage may be just a piece of paper, so that's cool if that's what you prefer...really is.Why can't they see someone else, they are single, right...no?! You should get to know each other and at least be monogamous, but remember, within a reasonable period of time, you should know whether this has a marital future or not and MOVE FORWARD.Some may call that a committed relationship, but its really another form of still "dating" that person. They could be looking elsewhere and you are just...dating and waiting...for?! Otherwise, you're taking a real chance of wasting your life..real.With mostly good intentions, people do try to "connect" with someone else.They seek in each other, similarities, traits, desires, lifestyles, attractiveness, etc.