Despite his determination to take things slow and easy, he began to envision a long, blissful future together.And although he was sure about his own ardent feelings for Gina, he wasn’t quite sure she felt as strongly in return.So on one summer evening, with a picnic dinner spread out on a blanket, Greg popped the question—not the marriage question, but the all-important dating question: “Where do we stand with each other?
But soon she said, “I can’t say for sure what the future holds, but right now I don’t want to be with anyone else.
I don’t want to date anyone but you.” She grinned added, “Boyfriend/girlfriend, going steady, a committed couple—whatever you want to call it, count me in.” That declaration of commitment was for Greg and Gina an important milestone in their unfolding relationship.
It’s the kind of moment that’s vital for any relationship that will evolve into something serious.
If you’re wondering where you stand with your partner, here’s how to find out.
It happens in nearly every dating relationship that lasts more than a few months: one or both partners initiate ‘The Talk’ to determine where exactly they’re at with each other.
This involves questions such as, “Are we ‘just friends’ or more than that?
Are we dating exclusively or is our relationship just casual?
What exactly is the level of our commitment to each other?
” For Greg and Gina, this conversation occurred at the four month point in their relationship.
They had started dating casually with no expectations about what might develop.
But it wasn’t long before Greg fell head over heels in love with the vivacious and fun-loving woman.