Dating vs seeing
Prior to talking, you should sort out how you feel about the relationship, aside from anything your partner may feel, and decide what you want or need from your partner.
Serious relationships tend to be monogamous and long-term—or at least conducted with that intention in mind.
Some of the most heartbreaking relationship problems can be caused by lack of communication.
It is important to discuss your relationship status with your partner so you can get on the same page.
Even if it doesn’t pan out, there was a level of seriousness there that reflected commitment—more so than casual dating ever provides.
There’s also the underlying message: love is there.