Seeing each other versus dating
Here's how you can distinguish between dating exclusively and being in a relationship, because seriously, what the Dating exclusively can happen with or without an explicit conversation — that is a main difference between dating exclusively and being in a relationship.
If you have a regular weekend date slot with each other, then you're doing well!
You'll see one another for a few months, along with a few other candidates and Tinder swipes, until you finally decide your crush is the person you want to be exclusive with. How do you know when you are truly done seeing other people, and have moved to a committed relationship with your partner?
Sometimes, this confusion can make me want to come to every date with a checklist: But there's got to be a tactic easier than that to figure out where my relationship stands, without having to bring Emily Ratajkowski into it.
I suggest the “I picked up this/made you that/did that thing because I'm such a good girlfriend” line, said in a super casual way, obvs.
At the end of the day, it doesn't matter where you stand, as long as it's a place you're happy to be.You're still undergoing the screening the process, but congratulations!You've beaten out everyone else who was in the running.You're no longer hooking up with other people, and you're essentially only emotionally invested in one another.