Being exclusive VS. just dating
When you assume, that's how your ass ends up landing in the "FWB" category! When you finally make it official, it's like F! I mean everyone knows what exclusive means.
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Also close this question. I swear I got divorced and all these rules came into play suddenly. I kind of feel that if I actually feel the need to have a talk about where we're at then we're sure as hell not exclusive yet. Indeed, labels are often black and white, imposing undesirable norms upon huge swaths of people to whom rigid conventions cannot and should not be applied. They go out, have fun together, and she is asking for and offering exclusivity She wants to date them 1st which might include her dating other guys at the same time--no strings attached If someone lies, no real emotion is involved.
But to her, dating is not the same as being in a relationship, since a person can technically "date" multiple people at the same time. And to her being exclusive is NOT the same as being in a relationship just yet. To her, being exclusive means you're running very close to making things official, but not quite yet.
Those are the 3 stages she lives by when it comes to her relations with men. She wants to date them 1st which might include her dating other guys at the same time--no strings attached The last step is in making it official. She doesn't like making things official until she's experienced what it's like to date a guy when he's only dating her.
Kind of like another topic I brought up a few months back when I said that dating someone is like getting a sneak preview into what they're gonna be like persay you got into a relationship with them, just like being in a relationship gives you a sneek peak into what it's going to be like persay you marry them.
Posted by LibraSid I'd imagine the vast majority of women would consider it exclusive by the 'sex' line. Sheeeesh, it'd be kind of hard to do all of those things with 5 different women all at once or in 1 week span, BUT it's def. I don't assume anything! When you assume, that's how your ass ends up landing in the "FWB" category!
To me, we're "official" when we: Verbally agree to be 2. Agree to monogamy 3. Posted by LibraSid When would you just conclude that you were in an exclusive relationship? Everyone's definitions of "dating" and "relationship" and "committed" etc are different. For me personally, I assume nothing. And yes, that's where a lot of people trip themselves up esp women in sexual relationships..
THEY are exclusive, so they feel the other one is or should be, even if nothing's been officially talked about. He spends a lot of time with her, calls and texts and takes her out on the reg.
She's met and hangs out with his friends. Never assume, assumption brings out some nasty shocks sometimes. Posted by CappyyLuv30 Posted by krysrenee7 Oh she wants the title! I swear I got divorced and all these rules came into play suddenly. It sounds so complicated. Posted by krysrenee7 Those are the 3 stages she lives by when it comes to her relations with men. I get the difference between her stages 1 and What is the difference between stage 2 and 3?
Is it just saving face so later she can say, oh I wasn't dating him we were just seeing each other In my mind the relationship level changes when the relationship changes. We agree to be exclusive, okay you're my gf. I must be old fashioned. I kind of feel that if I actually feel the need to have a talk about where we're at then we're sure as hell not exclusive yet. Although, I've never really dated anyone. Spent time with people and it either quickly fizzled out or quickly became a relationship.
I just prefer it that way. Kinda feels more natural. I cant get into the whole 'lets impress eachother thing'. Things have gotten so complicated these days. That's why I somewhat kind of wish things went back to the way they were back in the old days when 2 people were either 1.
Being monogamous means not doing ANYTHING with someone else that goes past a platonic friendship level and yes, sex just so happens to be included in that mix.
In other words, it'd be kind of hard to say, "Ok let's agree not to sleep with other people" if neither person was doing so to begin with!
So what does "exclusive" mean in cases like that when sex hasn't even yet been had? If you're exclusive, yeah neither person can sleep with others outside of eachother, BUT technically since they're not together yet, they don't necessarily have to dish out all the loyalty, dedication, sacrifice, etc. And the less invested you are in someone, the less it hurts persay things don't work out. Sure, you may have stopped all sexual activities with others, BUT you may not have necessarily stopped all OTHER things that might've been still considered disrespectful persay you were actually in a relationship with them.
When you finally make it official, it's like F! I have to be monagomous on an emotional AND physical level. But when you're exclusive, the only thing you have to sacrifice is giving up the goods to another person. And for some, that was never an issue since they never slept around anyways. Now, it's the women who seem to be making the relationships "official" since they are the 1s mainly bringing up the "exclusive" talk. And I don't even think women realize this shift Reverse Order Return to Relationships Forum.
Call me when you have time. I don't know if this goes to all of the Sagittarius men but I keep witnessing this happening when you're in a relationship with a Sagittarius guy. With my ex-boyfriend, I wasn't allowed to be hanging out with male friends that were close to me or knew. Whats wrong with me? I recently met this Taurus man and we really hit it off. None of my friends have met him yet but they've seen pictures of him and they say he's pretty hot. Any who - a few nights ago, I had a dream with my ex bf, this guy that I had a huge crush on after.
How to spot a bad Taurus woman? I really want to be in love with a Taurus woman. I'm not talking about a specific person, but the idea in general. You people sound perfect on paper. I only dated one. She was half cookiemonster half witch. I swore, never again. Since the third date he let his acc expired and said he is only seeing me. We had a talk after the 6 dates he said he is ready to date me exclusively and asked if I'm ready to.
He said relationship will come soon after being exclusive. Is he playing me? Well seems that some people have different ways of 'categorizing' things.
Me personally, if I'm dating a girl, she's my GF, even if for that short time. We're exclusive and that;s it that's all. I never got categorizing things and making 'dating' different from a 'relationship', and etc.
Seems he has these ideas. He also seems to be checking with you how you feel about it. Not really sure why you think he's playing you? Why would he be playing with you if he let his account expire and seems to want to be exclusive with you? To me exclusive dating is like him saying hey you can't date other people but you are not my GF But is it what he thinks? Maybe you are right, but doesn't sound like he's playing you if he's becoming exclusive.
He just wants to play it safe. If you're wondering or if your concerned, you need to talk to him, not us. The only opinion from guys was selected the Most Helpful Opinion, but you can still contribute by sharing an opinion!
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When you assume, that's how your ass ends up landing in the "FWB" category! To her, 4 months of "dating" is a long time, since she's used to being in situations that are rushed. But I'm liking the idea agai.
Since the official statement isn't as big of a deal anymore people start assuming when it 'should have' happened.
With exclusive dating vs relationship ex-boyfriend, I wasn't allowed to be hanging out with male friends that were close to me or knew. It's a little more than just hooking up, but not exactly full-blown dating. I never realized that the definition of what it means to be "Exclusive" could differ so much from person to person. Think of friends as a test. We met on a dating website 1. I mean everyone knows what exclusive means.
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