When to have exclusivity talk when dating
At least not until you’ve discussed it and have both agreed upon the terms of service for your relationship. Juggling these guys, sorting through the different shades of caring for them, trying to build a connection with all of them at once, trying to schedule multiple dates per week, left me lying awake at night, exhausted, with my stomach in knots, worrying about hurting someone’s feelings.
In my last relationship, for example, I continued to date a number of guys up until the very day we had THE TALK, three months into dating.
Meeting your date’s friends can be a little nerve-wracking. I went away for the summer after my freshman year of college, we were in a serious, committed relationship. When I came back to town in the fall — actually, before the fall because I missed him so much — he abruptly left me for the girl who lived across the hall. I would watch him come over to visit her through my peephole. She later became a famous rock star and dumped him. After my 30th birthday, I decided to take the opposite approach and go out of my way to leave my options wide open until the dude broached the subject of exclusivity. I learned that girls who wear striped knee socks are trouble, yes, but I continued to make assumptions about exclusivity up until my 30s, and usually ended up the ass who got my feelings hurt.But knowing when exactly to have “the talk” can be difficult.So when should you consider taking your relationship with a woman to the next level?