It’s true that being overly available can seem desperate or unattractive, but the last thing you want to do is play dating games.

If you’re suffering from no-life syndrome, step back and ask yourself why you aren’t having fun on your own. Play the sport you like or pursue one of your interests. Insecure people push for serious relationships for the security it brings, and people can sense that.

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Whatever your answer is, that’s the main cause of your behaviour.

If your answer is something like “to find the one”, you’re gonna come across as needy.

Dating Tips and Q&A with Yours Truly I wrote the first version of this article in 2012, and since then I’ve gotten hundreds of emails and comments asking about what to do in certain situations.

Here are the most common questions and my answers to each.

Meeting Friends Meeting each other’s social group is a big step.

If you make it past the gauntlet of scrutiny from their friends, things are well on their way.If you have a question about moving from casual dating to a serious relationship that I didn’t answer, leave a comment below the article and I’ll get back to you within a couple days.Q: I’ve been dating this person for months, and when I ask if we’re a serious couple or not, the subject gets changed or I get ignored altogether. One, they’re interested but not good at communicating or are feeling pressured and don’t like it.Sleepovers Without Sex As long as you aren’t fighting, this is actually a good sign.You Leave Some Stuff at Their House If he’s leaving a pair of boxers at your place, it’s a sign.If you emotionally vomit on someone and spill your whole life story during the first three dates, where’s the fun in that?