Is dating and being in a relationship the same
In my experience, this is the only way to know you're exclusive: to talk about it.You've Been Dating a Significant Amount Of Time In my head, commitment takes a minimum of 6 months of exclusive dating.Or maybe you both still have feelings for one another but realize it will never go anywhere.
We figured that exclusive simply meant that there was no hooking up with anyone else allowed: no making out, no dating.
You've Each Met Immediate Family and Best Friends This usually happens piece meal (thankfully-can you imagine if someone assembled all of their best friends and family for you to meet at once? You're "Living Together" In Some Form You're either going to spend more nights a week together, or move in together.
You'll have belongings at each other's place, like toothbrushes.
Just as there are no rules in friends-with-benefits arrangements (besides the avoidance of feelings), there are no rules in dating relationships. But hey, if you want rules, be prepared for the dreaded ~what are we~ talk.
You can't expect them to see you more than once a week. Well, you can, but you're not really in a position to.