We figured that exclusive simply meant that there was no hooking up with anyone else allowed: no making out, no dating.
Our theory on commitment was that it evolves slowly, long after exclusivity.
We Sk8 is a perfect example of a rapper making it happen in the internet era.
You’ve held hands, you’ve smooched, you’ve cuddled, you’ve watched Netflix and chilled, maybe you’ve even met their mom or petted their dog (both important relationship milestones).
Because you’re not serious with any one person, there are probably 2 people in the picture at any given time.
So you’ve been dating one special person for a few months now, but haven’t had the courage to have “the talk” about exclusivity. If your plans regularly include socialising with their friends and co-workers, it’s a terrific sign that you’re exclusive. When they tell their closest friends all about you, they’re getting the vote of approval and want to share their joy. If they’re making plans with you for their birthday and Valentine’s Day, which are important days for couples, you’ll know there isn’t anyone else but you. If you’re under the weather and this person is by your side with chicken soup, flowers, and would rather nurse you back to health than hang out with their friends, it’s their way of saying you’re a keeper. There’s no way they’d want another love interest in their home. They let their ex know they’re in a serious relationship.
But having expectations and hopes is good, it means that you care and that what you’re doing is worthwhile.
If I'm in an exclusive relationship, I can lie on the couch while she does stuff with her family.
Serious relationships tend to be monogamous and long-term—or at least conducted with that intention in mind.
Even if it doesn’t pan out, there was a level of seriousness there that reflected commitment—more so than casual dating ever provides.
No it’s not Christmas, no it’s not the day you finally get your tax return back, it’s Leo season.
Leos are known for being fireworks among an army of plastic bags.