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How Do You Know If You're Officially Official?
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How Do You Know If You’re Officially Official?

Q:I’ve been dating someone for more than a month, and I’m crazy about her. We see each other a few times a week, and she usually spends the night. I’ve hung out with her friends and even baby-sat her dog when she was out of town. I assumed we were exclusive—until a friend saw her on Tinder. Was I wrong to think we were officially dating? How do I bring up the subject without looking like a fool? A:Ah yes, new love in the modern era. Navigating the transition from dating to coupledom isn’t as easy as it was when a gal wore your letterman jacket to signify you were going steady. Nowadays it’s much harder to know when you’re officially “official.” First of all, if you baby-sat my dog while I was out of town, not only would I assume we were exclusive, but I’d be expecting a ring on Valentine’s Day. Just kidding! You’re obviously a keeper, and hopefully she knows that. Does she? Start by asking yourself a hard question: Is the relationship reciprocal? Does she do…

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