I don’t want to come across as some relationship-obsessed harpy and I’m sure once we’ve been seeing each other for long enough he’ll come round – we’re in a relationship in all but name anyway.” I slightly want to bang my head against the keyboard now, not least because I’ve said the same thing more than once in the past.
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This is usually because one of us wants more than what the other is willing to give.
I know I sound like a broken record (in my own head) but I feel like I am always telling various friends, “It takes time for someone to really reveal who they are.
But if you’re not seeing anyone else, and you’re seeing a lot of each other what on earth is it if it’s not a relationship?
One friend (who wishes to remain anonymous lest her non-boyfriend reads this) explains: “I’ve been seeing this guy for four months now – we’re dating and see each other a couple of times a week.
“I can’t ever imagine us arguing, he is the most amazing guy ever.” Sure!
I remember naively thinking things like that in my early twenties, but that’s another story.Situations like this one influenced my decision to develop my own six-month rule.If I am spending a lot of time around a man and we are ‘playing couple’ without a commitment, I’ve decided that after six months, playtime is over.However, three fifths (60 per cent) would introduce their partner to their best friend within a month.Over a third (36 per cent) said that it would take one month or less for them to get dressed or undressed with the lights on.A further third (34 per cent) revealed they would wait between one and two weeks to holds hands.