Side note: I’m about to contradict the hell out of myself in this post so don’t judge me.That statement lead to him explaining a lot about men and women that I can’t remember (brain stops functioning and tuning people out after a certain hour).If it's been about six months and he hasn't dropped one hint about where he sees this going, casually speak up, says Jennifer Kelman, a licensed social worker and relationship expert at For example, if you'd like him to meet your parents, ask if he'd be up for going out to dinner with them, but let him know there's no harm if he's not quite ready for that yet. It's great—except that you have no idea where things stand.He has yet to introduce you as his girlfriend or bring up being exclusive, and you're craving that "couple" title and the security that comes with it.
Just even thinking about opening Tinder exhausts you way more than usual.
Ever been at a party or a function where someone is talking to you, but at the same time scanning the room looking for someone else to talk to? I can also date multiple people and still make the right choice. Dating multiple people has significantly disabled bachelors and bachelorettes from focusing on the people sitting right in front of them.
Studies show that too many options actually make it harder to choose.
If your homegirl (say me) is texting you at am about nothing, why couldn’t that nothing wait until am? One of my friends said, “exclusive is both parties deciding “we’re no longer dating other people.”” Another person said, “if you’re exclusive, you’re in a relationship or heading in that direction.” Geez, why can’t the two people involved communicate enough to be on the same page?!
Becoming exclusive is an important step in a new relationship – the first commitment you make to each other and a sign that your relationship is moving on from casual dating to something more solid.