Does casual dating become exclusive
Usually, most who reach this step have spent a significant amount of time with each other and want to make things more serious.
While each partner is entitled to set their own rules and boundaries, some common defining features of this phase include meeting each other’s friends, get to know them better (i.e., likes, dislikes, goals, future plans, etc.) maybe do an overnight or weekend trip. Making it to this phase with your partner means you’re serious enough to put a label on things, which, for many, increases the pressure.
I got into a relationship and promised that I would do everything I could to “make it work.” Unfortunately, we weren’t a very good match. I remember the moment she finally dumped me was one of the most relieving moments of my life.
It felt like a 100 pound lead vest had been lifted off my shoulders and I was free to be myself again.
Dating is no longer quite as simple and knowing the ins and outs can help you navigate and understand where you’re at in your current or future relationships.
I met someone who made me not want to date anyone else, and I had enough experience to know what I was giving up if I decided to commit to her exclusively.
I made that choice in full confidence and I’ve not regretted it.
Before, in the exclusive phase, if things didn’t work out, parting was easier.
Now, being a boyfriend and girlfriend, you will probably introduce them to family, plan vacations or future events like going to weddings with them.