Dating before becoming exclusive
Of my friends who entered into relationships in the past year, every single one of them first entered a period of exclusivity before even remotely venturing into "boyfriend/girlfriend" territory.
(Why do so many men have an allergy to definitive meeting times and places??!! You love that only he and you can possibly understand how awesome your chemistry is.9. Partly because you have found someone who is so far removed from obnoxious, you don't know how you ever dated anyone that weird and bad before him.11. Even though you haven't known him that long, he's dropped hints about how impressive he's told his friends you are. You are no longer in a love/hate relationship with your phone. You told the other people you've gone out with you don't want to see them anymore because you found someone you really like. And not just because you can delete "Devin Can't Make Plans" from your phone and never deal with an annoying text from him again, but because you can't wait to focus all your energy on one person.17. All that stuff about the three-day rule, making him want you, and god knows what other hocus pocus your friends write all their texts by? RELATED: 15 Signs He's a Keeper12 Relationship Rules You Should Definitely Ignore18 Ways He Secretly Says "I Love You"Follow Amy on Twitter.
If your friends haven't met him, you can't wait to introduce them to him.
It's hardly news that conventional dating norms have gone out the window and, with them, so too have traditional dating labels."Boyfriend" and "girlfriend" seem to share the same fate as the now arcane "going steady." People are still dating -- sure -- but recently, would-be couples less readily refer to one another as "boyfriend" or "girlfriend," opting instead for basic , sans label.You feel excited about the idea of finally calling someone "my boyfriend." You might have started calling him this already in conversation because it's easier than discussing him as "this guy I've been seeing who's really amazing and could be, like, a Real Thing."3.You stopped checking online dating sites for new matches. You call him by his real name instead of whatever nickname you were using just so your friends could remember who he is.
He's finally become "John" instead of "skinny legs" or "pre-med."2.