If you want to date him exclusively, then ask him if that’s an option.
OK, so you’ve navigated the world of online dating, read hundreds of profiles, sent countless messages, been on a handful of dates.
Everyone has different ideas of what’s right when it comes to dating etiquette.
Some prefer to stay monogamous from the start, while others like to keep their options open, just as some view sex as something to be saved until the blossoming of a full-on relationship, while others need it early on to determine levels of chemistry and attraction.
“They know they’re committed to you, but don’t want the additional social pressure and responsibility of being known as your partner.
Infuriating as it may be, here’s where actions are more important than words.” .
It didn’t seem to be an issue because I think there were several people that were doing the same thing.
And, I hadn’t had sex with any of these guys, I just went out on a few dates with each of them.
When my partner and I first got together, I was not ready to lock it down right away.
I think as a mature dater, it’s not unreasonable to lay this foundation in the early dates.
Like bring it up, “at what point would this become exclusive?
What I really wanted was something in-between; I wanted the Goldilocks set-up of being exclusive, but not in an official relationship.
Ultimately, our super casual relationship did evolve, and we made things official, but I truly believe part of the reason our relationship has gone the distance was that it started off with the intent to keep it casually exclusive.