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Instead, the term refers to a type of relationship wherein the people involved do not expect a commitment from each other.
You know what’s more serious than a committed relationship? Why would you boundlessly develop all the parts of a relationship just to call it exactly what it isn’t ("nothing serious")?
Define what “nothing serious” means to you and maintain those boundaries for yourself (even when you’re having a really good time). "Nothing serious" does not include publicly holding hands six out of the seven days you spend together, Facetiming your moms together, or attending multiple weddings or holidays as each other's dates.
You've defined "nothing serious." Now, share with the person you're dating.
Keeping your distance from their closest friends is helpful, too.
It isn't rude; it's just enjoying each other’s company without selfishly inserting yourself into every aspect of a life you don’t want to be a part of. Public displays of affection make you and this person appear unavailable in public, and if you want to maintain something casual, you are available.