When to become exclusive in dating
He's finally become "John" instead of "skinny legs" or "pre-med."2.
I learned that girls who wear striped knee socks are trouble, yes, but I continued to make assumptions about exclusivity up until my 30s, and usually ended up the ass who got my feelings hurt.
I contacted Wedding Guy and told him the truth: That since we’d met, I’d been spending time with someone else, and it felt wrong for me to go on a date. And I can NOT date other people if that’s what feels right to me. There is no right decision you can make, in regards to dating other people, that will make you feel any less vulnerable when getting to know someone. But this I can say for sure: Being honest about what feels right to you makes it way easier to sleep at night.
You call him by his real name instead of whatever nickname you were using just so your friends could remember who he is.
We exchanged numbers, I heard from Wedding Guy a few days later and he informed me that he was having surgery and would be out of commission for a few weeks.
In that time, I racked up six more dates with First Date Guy, making him Sixth Date Guy. When Wedding Guy was healthy and called me to make a date, I panicked. Did that mean I was more into him than he was into me?