So you managed to sort through all the millenial dating BS and found someone you genuinely like. Only one problem -- the relationship seems like it's just sort of... stalled? Nothing concrete is coming out of the texts, the attempts to see each other, the obvious attraction.
Maybe this person is seeing someone else. Maybe they're casually dating multiple people. In other words, maybe you're being kept around "just in case" -- benched or serving as backup in case a front-runner doesn't work out.
If you've never been on someone's back burner, you're lucky. But odds are good you know someone else who has. I, for one, have suffered through the crappy position of "just in case" several times; and have decided to lay aside my embarrassment over that fact to clue you in on how to tell if you're being kept in someone else's reserves.