I think even when two people are really into each other and both of them know it, can feel it even, there are still moments of panic and confusion when you go along the road of transitioning from strangers, to friends, to more-than-friends.
We doubt ourselves and we doubt the intentions of the other person; we want someone to give us a game plan and a guarantee that we’re not about to do something stupid.
We want to know for sure this isn’t going to end badly before we start getting too attached. It’s why we get a little drunk one night and text this new guy, “What are we doing?” because we just want someone to fucking tell us already!
— You Don’t Always Have To Know Where You’re Going by Wes Janisen