Far too many women make the mistake of assuming that a man is dating them exclusively after just a few dates, or after they have sex for the first time.But this is often a false assumption, and heartache can easily ensue.When you're at the store, you pick up his favorite candy/soda/lemonade just because.You don't even have to wonder about whether or not he'll be coming over sometime soon because you know he will. This is because making plans with him is incredibly easy.But the truth is that when we actually do find someone we’d like to date seriously, everything changes, and just like that it’s time to talk about being exclusive.Social media and technology have changed the dating game, and even the ways in which we woo have changed.You may have never had “the talk” because many of our 21st-century dating rituals are now painfully drawn out.
Donna Flagg, a communications expert and author of Surviving Dreaded Conversations, said, "A woman should never assume her beau is exclusive. You call him by his real name instead of whatever nickname you were using just so your friends could remember who he is.He's finally become "John" instead of "skinny legs" or "pre-med."2.There’s nothing worse than being in a new relationship only to realize that he/she is still swiping right on Tinder.Or, not being fully ready for an exclusive relationship only to have someone fantastic decide you’re not worth the wait.