The other day my sister and her husband (Jake) and I werediscussing "exclusive" versus "committed."Of course, we guys had a different opinion than my sister.
My little sister took the stance that exclusivity and commitment were the same.
She theorized that once you've told someone you want to date them exclusively, you are committed to only them.
You've made a commitment to be faithful, to put energy in only that relationship.
If I'm in an exclusive relationship, I can lie on the couch while she does stuff with her family.
If I'm committed, I'm doing that stuff with her family.
But then, once this information is exchanged, you don’t immediately hang up.
You find you have lots of things to say to each other, and before you know it, half an hour has gone by. The First Time You Talk About Your Exes Everyone knows not to mention an ex on a first (or second, or third) date, but eventually the subject is bound to come up.
After all, what guy wouldn’t want the freedom to go out with any woman at any time?
But while it may seem like a desirable situation, the fact is it’s not for everyone.
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