When you transition from “just seeing each other” to being “in a relationship” is a conundrum that has puzzled man since we first came down from the trees.That’s why there is nothing wrong with asking “when do you go from dating to a relationship”, because it is a big question with a big answer.Your heart knows that whatever it is you were looking for has been found.This is usually on a deeper level than thought and may happen even with someone who on paper doesn’t tick all the boxes, but something in you is telling you they are the one. It’s all very well recognising you’ve found the one for you but if they don’t feel the same way then it may lead to heartbreak.Have you played the field a bit and found that most of what’s out there is lacking in as much as it’s not the girl you want to be with?This is the most straightforward and simple way to know if getting into a relationship is the right thing.Of my friends who entered into relationships in the past year, every single one of them first entered a period of exclusivity before even remotely venturing into "boyfriend/girlfriend" territory.
"Boyfriend" and "girlfriend" seem to share the same fate as the now arcane "going steady." People are still dating -- sure -- but recently, would-be couples less readily refer to one another as "boyfriend" or "girlfriend," opting instead for basic , sans label.
This is often one of the first signs that you’re ready to become exclusive.
Before you might have looked forward to new matches with eager anticipation, but now you take a quick glance and usually dismiss them without even reading their profile.
You Want to Take Things to the Next Level You shouldn’t start a relationship if you want to fix things or if things have stalled out.
But if things are going swimmingly and you can’t imagine them getting to the next level without being exclusive, it’s time to think about doing what you have to take things to the next level.