Defining a relationship has become a difficult thing to do. Many men and women are now refraining from “labels” and dragging out their unofficial relationships. It’s like being in a committed relationship is a moral sin!
Women are dealing with the brunt of it. Frustrated with dating limbo, we have no choice but to end these “unofficial relationships.” It can get frustrating thinking you are in a relationship, only to discover he believes he’s single.
Let’s avoid this confusion. Here are a few methods to get him to define the relationship and figure out where you actually stand.
Introduce Him By Name
When introducing him to your friends, just say his name. For example, “This is Nathan.” This can lead to a conversation about defining your relationship. He may just want that coveted title of “boyfriend” when you introduce him to people in the near future.
Don’t Play Hard to Get
Let him know he is the only person you are dating. I know what you’re thinking; I’ve always been told to play hard to get! But that’s just playing games. If you want a serious relationship, it’s time for you to get serious.
Sometimes we forget to stop tweeting and trolling Facebook and just talk. Verbal communication is so rare these days, but it’s the only way to know where you stand in your relationship. Simply ask him what he wants. If it’s not what you want to hear, at least you have your answer. It’s better to know than remain in an undefined relationship.
Erynn Castellanos is an aspiring radio broadcaster with an opinion on all things love. Currently going through the trials of most twenty somethings, she balances life and relationships and knows what she wants. Her articles on LoveSujeiry.com tie in her personal experiences while exploring the early stages of dating and the single life.
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