Dating should you become exclusive
“There are a lot of daters out there who feel like, ‘I like you and you like me enough to go on a date and possibly a second, and therefore, let’s dedicate time to see if this develops.
She likes to think of these conversations as traffic signals with red, yellow and green lights for various stages of a relationship.
“His reaction to that was basically the beginning and the end of the talk.” (We should note that one great time to have a traditional talk is right before meeting friends or family together — because they’ll ask what your deal is.) Above all, Edwards says, be flexible and open to having all kinds of conversations without rules or expectations.
Defining a relationship “is a milestone for sure that I think a lot of people reach, but it should never be forced,” he says.
I get it, having the “defining the relationship” talk is terrifying, you have to be open and honest and vulnerable and ugh I’m sweating just thinking about it.
But fear aside, it’s important to know where you stand and what the future looks like, because if you’re going to invest valuable time in someone and open up your heart and your Netflix account, you deserve some clarity.