Dating to relationship stage
You’re continuing to get to know one another, and you're putting the same amount of time and energy into doing so, without distractions from any other potential suitors.
You gotta make sure the other person is okay with sleeping with the fan on or your strict reality TV schedule, you know?
How do you introduce this person if you run into someone from high school? “People get so tripped up these days with ‘label aversion,’" says Lisa Concepcion, relationship expert and founder of .
If you’re confused about where you stand with one romantic partner in particular, or are nearing the “what are we?
You could also try a more casual approach: "Hey, I've been so happy with things lately that I've found myself gushing about you to my friends.
Your goal is to be committed to each other in a monogamous relationship, but you still have to test drive things out a bit longer. It’s also a less pressure than throwing a label on things right away.
Even if you're ~so sure~ that you’re both interested in each other, it’s still a good idea to have an actual (out-loud) conversation about it, when you’re comfortable.
Trust your intuition, but know that hearing is way more reassuring.
That role requires legit responsibilities and a shifting of priorities—namely, putting your bond together before other commitments.
Oh, and while you're at it: Exclusive dating isn't something you want to assume or infer is happening.