A lot can happen in four weeks: According to a dating survey conducted by Time Out of 11,000 people worldwide, people decide to go exclusive and stop seeing other people after six dates — which, for many, falls in line with the one- to two-month mark.They officially declare themselves a couple after nine dates, on average.So how can one month of six dates turn into an exclusive relationship? People tend to spend at least three to four hours on a good date (and that's a conservative estimate), which means after six dates (assuming no sleepovers), you've spent almost 24 hours together.
When we hang out there's always a sober sleepover involved. We've entered a phase I like to call "Relationship Lite."It's that nebulous stage when you're spending so much time together that other prospects start to fade away, deeper feelings start to develop, and you may have a toothbrush at his place.
This is a question I received on my latest survey about a dozen times, which lets me know that it’s important to you.
And if it’s important to you, it’s important to me.
Sexual exclusivity is often used as a metaphor for a relationship without having to discuss .
"We became exclusive because we didn't want to use condoms anymore," one friend told me, her rationale echoing that of so many others I spoke to.