Sex is an integral part of healthy and happy relationships, hence the stress on keeping lines of communication open in the bedroom.

You probably went on lots of dates, brought each other to your favorite bars and hang outs, and did all kinds of things you're probably doing much less of now. But that doesn't mean you can't revisit it occasionally! It's 2016 — we are no longer confined to traditional gender roles.

If you start getting on his case (“Why didn’t you call? ”, etc.) he will feel trapped and suffocated and start pulling away.

Now while you might start getting really excited by this prospect, this particular guy has probably gotten freaked out.

At this point, he’s afraid that everything he said in the beginning has led you to believe that you guys are a couple and he starts acting in a way that shows you this is not the case.

He says that, in the past, he's dated girls who are just as confused.

"I've come to this conclusion: If I ask you out, or if you ask me out, and it's just the two of us, and we're doing something at a set time (like grabbing dinner or brunch or heading to a movie or a museum), then it's a date.

A couple who can respect each others dreams and chase them together is a couple that will have a strong, lasting relationship.4.

Be realistic, optimistic and willing to put in the work.Generally speaking, to get to the point of going on a date, there is some level of attraction there.However, unless you’re superficial or living in Lala Land, the point of dating is to build on the attraction, get to know the person, and ensure that whatever ideas and assumptions you have are grounded in reality. With so much language swimming around the action of spending time with someone you like, it's no surprise it's hard to define "date."And guys are no exception. According to a study commissioned by Christian and JDate.com, 69 percent of singles admit they're confused about whether an outing with someone they're interested in is a date or not.I’ve been emphasising something over the past few months that I feel it’s time to revisit: Dating is a discovery phase.