There are no expectations nor romance.We all wish we are indomitable and strong but many times we are stuck in a situation, where we wish we have someone with us with our predicament. I know that sounds selfish but we all have faced it. Sometimes when you are at a new job, joining on the first day you wish u have someone else joining in with you so you wont feel left out or suffer alone during the the time needed to socialize with the rest of the employees, or may be you have missed the last train or bus and are hoping someone else to share the adventure with. and in many cases you find one, and such people stuck under the same circumstances grow up to be best of friends or lovers. I believe this is situationship..cause its situational Duh!
The article talks about the grey area between not in a hookup and not in a relationship.
It's true. There are no expectations nor romance. But still you end up spending the majority of your time with the person who is not your girlfriend (me being a just another guy i am talking about the other sex..if you are other sex, feel free to substitute). You are not along the ride for a hookup either. There is definitely some spark or so called "Magick" what girls use it to define , but no one takes it a step forward. It stays in the grey area which is what makes it wonderful.
If you are single with a fear of commitment, this is like the best thing which can happen to you. There is no fuss, no drama. If you are committed , this can definitely get in your way since people will start thinking bout your relationship. Yet its the best thing to find someone else to talk and share stuff. The major pros are the amazing humor and quality conversations since no one is trying to impress each other. the downside is someday someone is going to take a step further probably turning it into something beautiful or irrevocably damaged. but till then its yours to enjoy. This all happens with two people being best of friends just shy from being lovers since no one knows what's in the other's mind.
If you can handle it, enjoy the ride while it lasts. and if you do feel like going a step forward make sure the other person has the same feelings in their heart, else you are sure to end up getting Freiendzoned with no friendship nor situationship left in it.