Dating 6 months but not exclusive
I know too many girls who are too afraid to ever bring up the Big Talk because they’re worried that it’s going to scare the guy off. Listen, girls: if bringing up the r-word (relationship) is really going to scare the guy off, then he was never interested in seriously dating you to begin with and waiting longer was most likely not going to change that. If a guy is interested and worth your time, he’s not going to go running out the door when you ask him about being boyfriend and girlfriend. Don’t be all like, “BE MY BOYFRIEND” in the middle of a first date, okay? Wait a few weeks, after you guys have been hanging out for a little while.This will give you both time to get to know each other and to figure out if you’d like to be in a relationship together.Are you interested in getting serious or are you not looking for anything like that? Another important thing to keep in mind: going into this, you need to know what you want. Don’t settle for something you don’t want just to be with him in some way! Basically, this is a conversation that needs to happen. They’re stressed because they have no clue what this dude wants because they’re too scared to say what they want. So, for lack of a better choice of words, man up and have The Talk with your guy after a few weeks of dating. When asking your guy what he wants and if he wants to make the relationship official, you just need to be blunt. Just say something like this: “I think we’ve been having a lot of fun these past few weeks and I really like you. If the guy says he has no interest in being serious, he means it. I just want to know what you want out of this relationship? Don’t be like, “Oh, okay, we can be friends with benefits” and secretly hope he’ll change his mind. As much as it sucks, you may need to cut ties with him if things don’t go well.
Of course, the problems don't end once you've sealed the deal.
I know you care about him, but you seem to be missing some intimacy or maturity in your relationship if you can't talk about whether or not you're a couple.
It's time to put your bond to the test and find out.
Just be sure you've actually read the book in question before gifting it; awkward subtext, whether intentional or unintentional, likely won't go unnoticed.
WHAT TO GIFT: According to somewhat irrational, time-honored societal standards, it's around this time that you can finally throw caution to the wind and show that you do, in fact, care a whole lot. Relish that fact by opting for more thoughtful gifts catered to his personality, like a small bottle of his favorite whiskey.