Moving from dating to exclusive

This means that while technically you’ve removed your clothing, you still have the aid of sheets, pillows, dim-lighting, and natural looking make-up which you sneakily re-apply in the bathroom.Seeing each other naked for the first time, unbrushed hair, blotchy skin, stubble, and, for women, without make-up, means you’re pretty darn comfortable with each other. The First Time You Call Just To Talk Maybe you called about something else, or to schedule a date, or to check up on something. The First Time You Don’t Schedule Weekend Plans That seamless transition between having to wait until Wednesday to ask “What are you up to this weekend?”, and having it be a given that you two are going to hang out. The First Time You Meet Each Other’s Friends This usually happens casually, in the form of meeting up with people for a drink or stopping by a party, but make no mistake: meeting each other’s friends is a big deal. The First Time You Spend A Night In Finally getting to the point where a Friday night can mean take-out and a movie at home, rather than a date. The First Time You See Each Other “Au Naturel” You’ve probably already seen each other “strategically naked”.Most of us feel an immediate sense of dread at the thought of broaching the topic of "what are we?" with those we're hooking up with or casually dating.

If you feel confident at this point that you want things to be serious, go ahead and tell him, Trespicio says.

1) Be Independent Some “experts” say you should act unavailable.

It’s true that being overly available can seem desperate or unattractive, but the last thing you want to do is play dating games.

Most of us have experienced a serious relationship by accident, usually when we really like the person we’re dating and it just naturally develops into something more.

If you’re struggling with this, here’s a short list to help you go from a casual date to a serious mate (so lame, I know).

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