Every woman I met also had more or less the same idea about that as I did. It is also possible to be bf/gf without being exclusive if two people are into that.
Sounds to me like someone isn't sure what they want. The whole "dating exclusively" does not mean I'd have a girlfriend.
I want to be exclusive when dating someone and adding intercourse to the mix, and I would prefer that she does the same........does not necessarily make us the dreaded girlfriend/boyfriend thing, it just means that we are enjoying each other to the point of having sex and that we care enough for each other and ourselves to do that exclusively.
To place labels on things like this just is a turn off to me.
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.Do you want the other person to have sex with other people while they have sex with you?The two of you may also choose be exclusive out of respect for one another and safety. You may choose to see them exclusively to see how things progress without without the distraction of dating anyone else.For instance, during conversation, he might say "I like to do XYZ with my girlfriend..the girl I'm dating..."In the big scheme of things, it's not a big deal - but I am curious. No reason to bring it up if things are going well and there isn't a concern that he's seeing other people anyways. Or did he say or do something to make you think he isn't as serious as you are?Before I ask him his thoughts, I am looking for opinions on whether you guys make this distinction yourselves. Holy crap that's a whole lot of mess tied up with the definition of labels. I've had the discussion many times but to be honest I don't think I've ever actually used the term "mutually exclusive" outside of these message boards. Talk things out with him I treat those as the same thing..Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc.Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing...You should know what you are in my life and how we have defined it, and unless we are moving in together or getting married, it is no ones business but ours, how we define ..... Two people make it official by talking about it and agreeing to a relationship together officially. For some, choosing to date someone exclusively happens once sex is involved.Dating exclusively is just dating one person at a time for a short period... Both of you need to open up, talk and communicate about being together in a relationship. If you have sex with someone after 3-4 dates, does that make you a boyfriend/girlfriend?It was established early on that neither of us date multiple people at the same time and that we will be/are exclusive.As I said, a distinction is made occasionally when we talk. Talk to your boyfriend to get things squared away!!!