But this is often a false assumption, and heartache can easily ensue.
The consensus among every relationship expert is that the assumption should never be that you're dating exclusively, but instead, that you're dating non-exclusively until you have a conversation about the subject.
That's because asking someone out involves potential pain. Worst of all, you engage in the most banal and abysmal of non-dates-going to coffee.Maybe you aren’t very comfortable around his friends and family, but at the end of every day he still finds you adorable.It’s the best feeling knowing that you don’t have to pretend you’re someone you’re not. What's the difference between "just dating" and "boyfriend/girlfriend"? Yes, I know "just dating" is non-commital, but--How do you know if you've "secured" the title? Donna Flagg, a communications expert and author of Surviving Dreaded Conversations, said, "A woman should never assume her beau is exclusive.