I know the obvious meaning that both people are not dating anyone else but does it also imply that both have agreed to be in a relationship? Does "dating exclusively" automatically imply being girlfriend and boyfriend?If I'm dating a guy, and we are dating only each other..in my world that makes us boyfriend and girlfriend. I guess there probably is this time frame where you are dating exclusively, but not really in that "boyfriend/girlfriend" state of mind yet.
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick!"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.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.A word to the wise, think this over very carefully in your head before having such a conversation, as you may not get the answers you are hoping for.Quite often such conversations can lead to either a difficult choice, such as ending the relationship, or they can leave you in even more confusion than before.
But I think that period of time is very very short for most people.