"You're spending a lot of time together, going out on dates, meeting each other's friends, and not seeing anyone else.Sounds like a girlfriend to me." "It is an unspoken understanding," he said, "In agreeing to be exclusive, we're basically saying, 'I like you and want to see if this continues to be good, so I won't do anything with anyone else that could mess this up, but officially calling you is a little too much at this point.'" Ok, so...Discuss your feelings, dreams, and hopes with your partner, leaving the fear of being unheard or being considered silly.➍ Enjoy the dates, and cherish the time spent together. Just let things go with the flow.➎ Sort out things related to the past, like you've found out that he cheated on his ex. Girls should understand that guys have their friends' circle, and they may go out for partying often. Don't stick to each other like you're twins.➑ Last but not the least, be faithful to each other.Trust and dedication is all it needs to drive the vehicle of a happy relationship, but being faithful on your part is important.♥ Remain exclusive to the person.♥ Be honest to yourself and to your exclusive partner about what you're looking for in this relationship.♥ Stop exploring for men (or women) on dating sites.♥ Listen to each other.♥ Date two people at the same time.♥ Bring up the past.However, in (online) dating norms, they say exclusive dating is precursor to being called boyfriend/girlfriend. But there are certain universal dos and don'ts that have to be taken care of, for a successful relationship. After a certain time, people get bored of their relationships, and they start falling short of topics of conversation.
With absolutely no parameters beyond "don't hookup with anyone else," how do those in exclusive arrangements know what to expect from their... It's funny to think that such innocent terms as "boyfriend" and "girlfriend," that floated so effortlessly around the halls of high schools, now imply some sort of deep, long-lasting, sticky commitment of the utmost seriousness.
Of my friends who entered into relationships in the past year, every single one of them first entered a period of exclusivity before even remotely venturing into "boyfriend/girlfriend" territory.
It is now expected that a couple will first hookup for a significant -- albeit unsubstantial -- period of time, only to then qualify their pseudo relationship with vague promises of monogamy.
in essence, she is his girlfriend in everything but name.
And that's okay because, contrary to those bemoaning the supposed death of monogamy, it's clearly not the monogamy that freaks him out, but rather, monogamy's prescribed terminology.
Curiosity: You are eager to know more about her, to know her past, her dating history, etc., and she feels the same about you. You both don't really know if y'all should stop hunting.