Dating but not exclusive
The logistics of the relationship (as we discussed it last night) are this: Of course (and she and I discussed this) the idea that you can be exclusive, but also ‘not quite boyfriend and girlfriend’ is odd.
What’s the difference between being sexually exclusive, and being boyfriend and girlfriend?
They decide they are interested enough consider a formal relationship.
In order to facilitate emotional bonding, to determine whether they are compatible for a romantic relationship, both boy and girl agree to be sexually exclusive.
That’s the time to make sure it’s exclusive.” Here are some important hints that the guy you’re dating doesn’t want to date anyone else: He says you’re the best kisser he’s ever met. He tells you he’d like to introduce you to his college roommate and his wife.
If she does, that’s a clear sign she’s getting comfortable—and won’t want other women threatening that.
That’s also important enough to repeat and to put in italics: They mean nothing! Phrases like “I couldn’t imagine dating anyone else” or “I really feel like we’re a great couple” will get you nowhere. Whatever the reason, here’s an overarching bit of wisdom to keep it mind when considering the deep and fascinating reasons for his reluctance to promise exclusivity: The reasons don’t matter. Well, then, as your mother might tell you, he’s not worth it.
The logic behind multi-dating isn’t rooted so much in the need to distract oneself with a bunch of dudes following a breakup (although it totally can be) as it is in what men have long called "playing the field.” And, it's certainly not a new concept.
My many relationships have fallen somewhere between a string of not-so-great first dates and being in love.
I've enjoyed the fun aspects of being with a partner without being tied down to one person emotionally.
I had dinner with a friend last night, and we talked about a guy she’s been seeing.
A guy who, ‘it’s complicated with’, and they’re not ‘officially’ boyfriend and girlfriend.