i can see where those “let’s watch Netflix eat pizza and cuddle” posts are coming from, because I used to feel like that before my last relationship. I think they come from a place of being sick of loneliness and yearning for a comfortable, stable relationship with lots of intimacy.
But I think anyone who wants to jump straight past the “going out/getting dressed up” stage of dating is doing themselves a disservice. I did that inadvertently, and I found myself a bit bored and dissatisfied, despite how much love and affection and attraction I felt at the time for my SO.
Like… relationships aren’t just about being alone together. They’re about doing actual activities together, about being in public together, sharing experiences. Your date/SO should be excited to get dressed up for you and take you out and be proud to bee seen with you.
Netflix and pizza is nice and all, but a doing a movie at the revival theatre and pizza at the place around the corner is the road to lazy days indoors.