The almost-relationship is sadly totes normal these days. I have spent as long as a year er, maybe two in half-relationships that were somewhere between a hookup and a romantic, serious relationship. This is partially due to my fear of intimacy and inability to commit, and partially due to the men I choose to spend time with probably also due to my fear of intimacy. Someone I spent far too long with once actually told me, "It was just really nice to pretend to be in a long-term relationship for a while" at the end of our time well terribly spent. I've tried to explain to my dad that "I'm not looking for a relationship" is a normal thing people who are actively dating say nowadays.
Been dating 7 months and still not official.
What Does It Mean If You're Exclusive But Not In An Official Relationship?
Exclusive but not official.. I've been dating this guy for 4 months now. We are not official, and when I bring it up he says we are still getting to know each other and he's not ready for that yet. It frustrates the hell out of me because I feel like by now shouldn't you know? He claims we are exclusive and he's not seeing other people. I don't understand this concept.. It just feels sketchy to me.
Ask a Guy: When a Guy Won’t Call You His Girlfriend
Excluding sex and you telling him that you love him, what you described could easily be a friendship. He even calls you his friend, and you don't hold hands or anything in public, so it would look like a friendship to people on the outside too. He's also said that he doesn't believe in love, which sounds like a red flag that that kind of relationship probably won't happen. Honestly, it sounds like a friends with benefits deal to me. I've been seeing a guy for over a year and we're still not official, but we live two hours apart and don't get to see each other much.
No, I am Not seeing You Being played. Be patient.