Many feel that they’d prefer going with the flow, and they don’t want to seem like they can’t live in the moment. Many people go through relationships never having to have that elusive first “where’s this going? Most relationships happen with a natural progression of things, where eventually one of you asks the other one out and everything is then out in the open. Still, if you feel the need to bring it up, make sure you’ve spent an appropriate amount of time together before you start bombarding your partner with questions about exclusivity, your future, and where this is all going.
[Read: 10 cardinal rules of being in a casual relationship] How to approach the subject of being exclusive For those who can hardly wait to know if their new crush is returning those mutually exclusive feelings, here’s a couple of things to keep in mind about bringing up this tantalizing topic. That being said, if you are already sleeping together, then you deserve to know right off the bat if they’re sleeping with anybody else.
Future can refer to anything from how many kids you want to have or how you're gonna get to that concert you bought tickets for in three months. We're not saying you need to have memorized your SO's family tree by now, but knowing how many siblings he has, what his parents are like and where he grew up are pretty much basic convos that need to happen by date, like, three, tops.7.
As long as you've mentioned something about what's to come in the relationship, exclusivity is almost always the natural next step.2. You've broken pretty much all dating rules with this person.
But here’s the thing: We have so much fun together. My best friend tells me to relax – this is just how dating is. I’m going nuts thinking about him dating other girls. However, despite the apparent benefits, the Tinder Revolution often leaves us feeling less self-confident, confused, frustrated, and empty. Everybody wants to feel special and to be treated with love and respect.
She says it’s 100% normal for us to both date multiple people at once until we decide together to make the relationship exclusive. Agreeing to date someone while he or she dates other people signals that it is somehow acceptable not to respect or value you.
At a minimum, it is a waste of your time, as more likely than not, non-exclusive relationships peter out. It is rude and disrespectful to be subject to such behavior. Dating someone while they’re dating other people is the same thing.