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If so, a thousand interpretations of a labels meaning is not going to help. I am curious if other guys make the same distinction since I've been out of the dating scene for an embarrassingly long time. You become bf/gf when you don't have to call up for dates and you just assume that you'll be spending time together except when one of you has something planned for which the other cannot be included for some reason.
You need to converse with him and make sure you are on the same page and if not, see if you can get there. In other words, when you are in a relatiomship, you arem't dating.
The default is to spend your time together when possible, not ask for a date and wonder if the answer will be yes.
For instance, during conversation, he might say "I like to do XYZ with my girlfriend..the girl I'm dating..."In the big scheme of things, it's not a big deal - but I am curious. No reason to bring it up if things are going well and there isn't a concern that he's seeing other people anyways. Or did he say or do something to make you think he isn't as serious as you are?
Before I ask him his thoughts, I am looking for opinions on whether you guys make this distinction yourselves. Holy crap that's a whole lot of mess tied up with the definition of labels. I've had the discussion many times but to be honest I don't think I've ever actually used the term "mutually exclusive" outside of these message boards. Talk things out with him I treat those as the same thing..
Who cares what other people do or how they label things ? but I could see how someone might distinguish them.
Is the purpose for your question to clarify your position in your relationship ? I would guess someone who said "we are dating exclusively" are trying to leave a backdoor for themselves but still keep you tied up just for the mean time till they know for sure about you. Dating exclusively means you go out on dates with only one person at a time, presumably for as long as it takes to figure out whether or not you can stand the person enough to be in a relationship.
Part of me feels there's no difference since we act like BF/GF; however, there seems to be a distinction made during conversations with my....well, the guy I'm dating exclusively.
We've been exclusive since the beginning (2 months ).
It was established early on that neither of us date multiple people at the same time and that we will be/are exclusive.
As I said, a distinction is made occasionally when we talk. Talk to your boyfriend to get things squared away!!!