If not, don't be discouraged—Sullivan explains that it's always better to find out if you and your partner on the same page, so that you can gain the closure needed to move on.
I’m interested to see where this relationship can go.” Stresses: We often begin exclusive dating relationships because we feel that we’re not likely to find someone we want to be with more than our new partner.
(It's basically the basis of Ariana Grande's new song.)"Being exclusive means that you are not seeing anyone else or proactively pursuing another person.
Exclusive means you aren’t in a committed relationship just yet, but that doesn’t mean that it couldn’t eventually turn into one," Sullivan says. It's never easy to have the "what are we" talk, but ultimately, you might come away with a clearer picture of where you two are headed.
It is characterized by people just dating for fun without any expectation of commitment or exclusivity.
It’s a “getting to know you” phase where we’re not likely to invest much in the relationship or worry about how we feel about the relationship as a whole.
We may still keep our eyes open to other potential partners, but we will likely find it more difficult to find someone we feel is a better fit for us.