I borrowed Ciel's quote from another thread-cause I think it sums up some of what I was saying much better than I did.
As I said, I'm struggling with this topic in my head.
I'm going to take a walk, to the park with the kids. I'll check back later for thoughts.
Originally Posted by CielDuMatin
The agreement that I have with my partners is that we will meet with new interests before anything happens that could be considered a relationship. We value each others opinions and really like to get input, since this person may well become a significant part of one of our lives.
If the other person doesn't want to meet yet, then that's perfectly fine, but it puts a limit on how far the relationship can develop. So in other words it just slow things down, which may be what you want anyway.