Another response when someone asks you if you're exclusive with the person you're dating could be, "I don't know." There's another big problem when you have a response like that! You must know if you're exclusively dating someone or not. This is not something that should be up in the air, because you're bound to get hurt. The only real way to know if you're exclusive with someone, is by having a conversation about it.
Although, my parents met when they were in high school, so I know that that does happen! Hmm, but, it didn't last, so that's another conversation, for another time. Back to puppy love! When it was just a simple puppy love, even then, we would have "a conversation" about being together in a relationship. Even if it was by passing notes in school and marking in a box, yes or no. There would still be a conversation of some sort in order to know if you were exclusive.
As many of us have gotten older, it started to become an assumed thing, that when you date someone enough and very often, you just assumed you were together, and that was the end of it. There was no conversation needed. You were faithful to one another and you handled it in a very honest and decent way, without needing a conversation to not date other people. Well, not only did things change in that way, but they changed drastically! You have to have a conversation now before becoming exclusive. You are not officially exclusive and in a relationship with someone, until you have a conversation about it.
My preference is the three date rule, that way there's no confusion. Having an exclusive talk should come after three dates in my opinion. After three dates, I don't think it's appropriate to be dating more than one person at a time. By three dates, if you haven't had a first kiss, it's not a good sign. A kiss is a very important factor during the first few dates. Do you know why? Find out soon, in one of my next upcoming articles! So remember to have the conversation before just assuming your exclusive with someone. Wishing you all a beautiful weekend!