If this stage is full of doubt and uncertainty and dull resentment, it may be a bad sign.
Truthfully, the most seamless way to move from the awkward pre-commitment stage and into the full-out exclusive stage is to wait.
Not so much hours later, but if you wait to text him days later that will seriously annoy him.
He'll then start to think you are not that interested in him, he'll start to review how he feels about you and will come to the conclusion that he doesn't have enough evidence to show he's interested in you, nor you are interested in him.
Oftentimes, this stage can extend itself longer than necessary — months longer than necessary — as bother parties are scared that bringing up the “Where are we, what are we? When it comes to an exclusive commitment, it should definitely be a mutual decision.
Both parties should focus on appreciating each other and finding excitement in the journey ahead.
If things work out, the delayed gratification will pay off.
It's tough to wait around; you’re unsure if you're getting played, whether or not he's leading on other girls or if he really is as serious as you want him to be.
The best thing to do is simply to let him know that you are the kind of girl to whom he should commit. Just hearing words like “commitment,” “girlfriend” and “relationship” can scare some men away.
And it definitely could be…if you keep a few things in mind about how men approach dating: UNDERSTAND THAT HIS PACE IS DIFFERENT FROM YOURS When it comes to dating and commitment, men usually operate on a much different – and slower – time scale than women.
Sure, you may meet some guys who will “signal” you out and make their intentions clear with you very quickly.
They are also a time when it’s easy to ruin any potential that may exist.