She explains that you're not tricking someone or being malicious by not being sure in the beginning of the dating process with that person. They'll be sure to appreciate your honesty, even if it's not exactly what they want to hear. And hey, maybe the person you're dating is actually on the same page as you in terms of relationships. Or to learn more about how you relate to others. Whatever it is, consider your purpose your focus.
What will you uncover? So don't immediately send a first message on a dating app saying, "I'm not looking for a relationship right now," because yes, that's a tad presumptuous on what the other person may be looking for.
After several dates, if you two keep hanging out, and you are still unsure, then it may be time to vocalize where you see the future for the two of you.