ONLINE DATING: WHEN TO BE EXCLUSIVE IRL
Exclusive dating when you’ve met online or on a dating app can be a little less straight-forward, especially if you haven’t had a chance to spend much time together IRL. The main point about online dating exclusivity is who’s getting your chat, so you need to consider twosomeness on a different level.
One of the best stages to do this is when you’re asking for their actual phone number to take things off the app. It’s a sign you’re vibing pretty well with this person, so have a think about other people you’re messaging off the app and whether you’re feeling just as good about them.
SO, WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU'RE DATING EXCLUSIVELY BUT NOT IN A RELATIONSHIP RELATIONSHIP
Wondering where to draw the line when it comes to exclusive dating vs relationship? It’s murkier than a Stormzy track. If this is an issue, you and your crush need to have a talk to decide whether you’re both happy with a casual vibe or if you want to make things official. Just remember, commitment to a relationship doesn’t necessarily mean ‘together forever’, just that you’re happy to let the world know you’re loved up and off the market.
Even just by having the chat between yourselves, you can avoid the pressure of official labels and just enjoy whatever you’ve got going on, safe in the knowledge that you’re both on the same page.
The two most important things when it comes to exclusive dating are to a) talk to the person you’re dating, and b) figure out what it is you both want. If the answer to that is ‘each other’; congrats! We’re already buzzing for the Valentine’s IG post.