Dr. Cali Estes featured in Bustle: 7 Signs Someone is Only Looking for a “Relationship Experience”
The Relationship Experience Vs. A Relationship Is Subtle, But These Are 7 Signs Someone Is Looking For The First
In a culture where the very definition of the word “relationship” is far different than it was even 10 years ago, finding someone who wants to be in the same type of relationship as you isn’t always easy. Some people opt for open relationships, friends with benefits, polyamory, and, in some cases, a relationship experience.
A relationship ~experience~ isn’t quite a relationship. From the outside, it looks like a relationship, but on the inside, it’s missing some major relationship-related components. Similar to a girlfriend/boyfriend experience (although that occasionally includes a financial transaction), sex and convenience are the basis, as opposed to what drives a real relationship: trust, respect, honesty, and expectations.