So … is it a date? Or are you two just hanging out? Grabbing dinner? Seeing each other? Does dinner between two people who want to get to know each other even have a name anymore?
How To Have ‘That’ Conversation
6 Ways To Clarify What 'We're Talking' Means In Your Maybe-Relationship
You know how it goes; your romantic endeavor starts as flirtatious banter and texting throughout the day. You're sharing the funny stories from work, falling into the habit of sending a goodnight text, meeting his friends and introducing him to your friends. It evades commitment, avoids rejection, uproots the reality of a relationship and allows us to imagine what could be by avoiding what is. This opportunity could be a job, a weekend getaway or a hottie at a party who's trying to get your number. This hesitation — without the certainty he would consider you in a situation like this — propels a motivational rage.
Talking VS. Dating: What’s The Difference?
Most of us feel an immediate sense of dread at the thought of broaching the topic of "what are we? It's terrifying to put yourself out there, especially if you don't know how the other person feels. You know it's the right time to have the talk when you cannot get the thought out of your head. That being said, there is such a thing as bringing up your relationship status too soon. For example, if you've only gone on a few dates, it's probably too soon—even, says Hendrix, if you've slept together.
He could be testing you, which, dude, no. Screw that. And rightly so! If he wants a way out, he can have it.