Unpopular Opinion: Situation-ships

A couple kissing in the snow.. or are they a couple?

Hey everyone! For those that are not familiar with the term ‘situation-ship’, here is the definition via Google:
“A situation-ship is basically a pseudo-relationship. A placebo masking itself as a formative relationship. It smells like a relationship, it sorta looks like a relationship, and it may even feel like one, but it’s not.”

Now why the heck would you want that? In my AsktheGal opinion, there are many reasons that people choose a situation-ship:

1.) Many people don’t know how to date. If you actually learn how to date and court, the situation-ship is not even an option. Don’t assume that dinner and a movie means that you are meant to be together forever!
2.) Fear. In this day and age, many people are afraid of conflict and loneliness. Put those two things together and a situation-ship is born. Being secure in yourself and loving yourself will knock fear out of the park.
3.) Clueless. Some folks are tricked and bamboozled. They believe they are in a relationship based off of actions and not words. Be clear in what you desire. Don’t settle.
4.) Sex. Need I say more? The power of sex can cloud your judgement if you allow it!
5.) Temporary fix. Some folks like the feeling of a relationship without the title. More power to those folks.

I personally think that situation-ships are a recipe for disaster. Usually it goes wrong and there are hurt feelings and bitter folk running amok. This is one ship I will let pass me by! My advice is to learn how to date, communicate and make sure you are bringing your best self to the dating pool. And for the love of everything that is holy, please don’t make babies in this mess!

#Askthegal community, what are your thoughts on “situation-ships”? Comment below! #Askthegal is out! Peace!