Dating into a relationship
You can see it there on the horizon – the whole “So where’s this going? The dating game has changed dramatically, and while it used to be as simple as a quick conversation along the lines of “OK, so we like each other, let’s make this official”, there is now a list of new stages in a fledgling relationship that can seem to make things more confusing.Everything has become a little ill-defined, and I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve asked yourself these kinds of questions: The early stages of dating should be when you’re having the most fun of all, so don’t let things worry you, because really this is when you should be running through parks holding hands and making slushy PDAs on the tube.They lack the effort, commitment and exclusivity characteristic in something more serious.Committed couples see one another regularly, but casual daters hang out so infrequently that their names may not pop up with friends or family.But, we are technically not exclusive (meaning, we talked prior to sleeping together and said that we were both able to date others, if we wanted).However, we talked more recently and we both said that we aren’t dating anyone else, but we didn’t explicitly say that we are exclusive.I would like to know that he isn’t sleeping with anyone else and won’t be sleeping with anyone else while we are sleeping together.
You don’t want to appear possessive and jealous just weeks into meeting someone – save that for later, when you can check their phone while they’re in the shower (just kidding).
I am very happy (and he said that he is happy when he is with me) and like him the more I get to know him.
He’s attentive (he texts and chats with me online every day), affectionate, asks me out regularly (we have seen each other multiple times every week since we met), and makes time for me (he has a lot of interests and activities).
He still has his online dating profile up and checks it regularly (we met on the site).
I trust him and know that he is being honest, but now that we have slept with each other, it makes me feel vulnerable and nervous.