It doesn't matter what the initial intentions are – not as if you know what the other person's intentions are anyway – on the first date you're either sleeping together or not.Depending on the results of this stage, you'll move on to stage 2.
you just don't want to be with him/her for the long haul.
You consider this person a necessary stepping-stone before you can settle with the right person – or he/she considers you as such.
What was once explainable using a single digit binary code now requires the decimal system. Looking from the outside in, on the other hand, gives shape to the confusing and convoluted dating culture that we have created for ourselves.
Here are the more easily recognizable stages: Regardless of whether you met on the street, in a coffee shop, at your yoga class or in the park, the first date tallies up to one thing: either a successful or failed one-night stand.
You're good enough to keep around in case things don't work out with anyone else, but to date you, really date you, at the moment would be silly. You can start to be yourself and begin to actually care for the person you have been “intimate” with for oh-so very long.