1. The first date with someone might be OK, but afterwards you actually have to plan to see them again, which is when the stress starts.
2. Then suddenly you’ve had a few dates, and you start wondering whether they think that you’re technically “dating”.
3. A friend will ask you something along the lines of “So what’s happening with you and [X]”, and you’ll immediately break out in a cold sweat.
4. Very minor things that shouldn’t bother anyone will start to cause you unimaginable amounts of panic.
5. When the probably-not-really-a-relationship ends, you’re briefly sad, but mainly relieved.
6. “Friends with benefits” sounds like it might the perfect relationship for you.
7. But then you realize you still have to put a label on it and that seems like way too much pressure.
8. Our live in fear of one day having to have a “deep and meaningful” conversation, because you know you couldn’t handle it.
9. Even though you don’t know why you hate committing to anything, you know you shouldn’t be someone people actually rely on.
10. Any long-term arrangement is pretty stressful, even if it’s something completely non-relationship based.
11. You might be finding somewhere to live, but a year just seems like such a long time.