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.
Whether you feel compelled to ask the question after your first date or your 20th, you and your date should agree to exclusivity before calling each other boyfriend and girlfriend.
The process of building a relationship should happen gradually, writes psychologist Jamie Long in "10 Dating Do's and Don'ts From 6 Therapists" on Psychology Today's website.
As you continue to go on more dates, Long recommends gradually revealing your personal story. After you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts, talk about how you would like her to be your girlfriend exclusively.
I didn't date anyone who was looking for a relationship unless she was willing to date exclusively while deciding whether or not a relationship might come from it.
All it meant was that we weren't going to be going out on dates and/or sleeping with anyone else while we were waiting to see what happened with respect to a relationship.
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The default is to spend your time together when possible, not ask for a date and wonder if the answer will be yes.