Dating before exclusive
The consensus among every relationship expert is that the assumption should never be that you're dating exclusively, but instead, that you're dating non-exclusively until you have a conversation about the subject.
Read on to find out more details on how to find out if you're dating exclusively and how to broach the subject with a new guy.
Asking a man where you stand is a valid question and how he handles it is a good indication if he can manage the commitment.
It also provides a wonderful opportunity to see how well you communicate around a touchy subject or difficult conversation, which are skills necessary in all healthy relationships." Alex Greenberg, a dating coach and founder of Price Date.com, agreed, and said there are ways to get an answer without sitting down and having a serious conversation on the topic. No one should ever assume a relationship is exclusive unless there's a reason to believe so.
But this is often a false assumption, and heartache can easily ensue.
I was sitting right there as she's talking to this dude, and she looks at me and says "I don't know, are we exclusive? Whether that means we have an emotional attachment or not is a different question. I do my best to ensure my sexual health and part of that is not bouncing back and forth with multiple partners.
And getting tested fairly regularly.– /u/Xjohnson XNever understood the whole "exclusive" thing.
Is it too It should never be immediately, honestly.
That's one option that should never be on the table.