When to make it official dating

My father has been seeing his girlfriend for 19 years.

It's getting to the point where they're considderring marriage just for legal reasons as they face medical issues that are easier to adress when you're a legal partner, but I don't think in all of that time they've been boyfriend/girlfriend.

What other people think of you should never be a reason to change your relationship.

I've been seeing this guy for a month and one week and so far everything has been good.I see him almost everyday but we’re still ‘seeing each other’. I don’t want to be a the girl that sees a guy for over half a year and finds out that he’t not ready for a relationship.I’ve briefly talked to him about his when we first started dating and he said to me ‘so a title is really that important to you? On average, how long do you think a couple should be seeing each other before they are official boyfriends and girlfriends? when you introduced him to your friends, what did introduce him as?Dont push him into it or you just might loose him i have been with my boyfriend a year and 10 days now and to my surprise he wants to be in an official relationship now. I know if I push I'll just end up pushing him away.This is often known as "the talk" I agree with you JMA. I told him it was degrading for a girl/woman not to get a title, its like I'm just somebody or a nobody.

He said, "why does a title matter when everything is good the way it is?

my man is so far from perfect tho and this sure hasnt been a happy love story, but he is my mr perfect anyway 98% of the time!

if you love him and are willing to wait till hes ready you might both be very happy together. When I was in high school and really didn't have anything but time to pursue a relationship, I was a little put off if two weekends went by before the guy I was dating was my official boyfriend.

When people get a title, things change and there are more expectations. and blah blah blah" If he does treat me like his gf, why can't he just call me that?! *ARGH* There's nothing wrong with "The talk" but if you bring up that topic you can't get angry if you discover that you're dating someone who is completely satisfied just spending time with you without being in a relationship.

The tendency to react adversely to not getting the responce you want when you try to define the relationship is why "The Talk" allways appears in quotation marks.

he still breaks my heart at times just from being horrible due 2 alcohol.