Its OK to enjoy someones time without wanting more — as long as youre clear with them about it. As Dr. Klapow says, If you are not interested in a monogamous relationship, it is critical to be clear to the person you are going out on dates with.”
Can you like someone and not be in a relationship?
Theres nothing wrong with feeling an attraction to another person when youre in a relationship. But you can control whether you nurture the crush or acknowledge it and move on. Having a crush on someone other than your partner while youre in a relationship is totally normal.
When someone says they like you but dont want a relationship?
If a person tells you that they dont want a relationship but they still like you, this is an indication that youre chasing someone who is emotionally unavailable. Before jumping into something new, whether its casual or serious — and even before your very first date with a new person!
Is a squish romantic?
A squish is a platonic crush, a desire for a strong platonic relationship, a queerplatonic relationship or a non-romantic emotional relationship with a person. Squishes are the platonic or emotional, basically non-romantic equivalent to the romantic crushes. A squish is a platonic attraction or an emotional attraction.