It’s a wide spectrum of intimacy and time and comfort levels.
It’s important to set your own time frame for exclusivity talks based on your own feelings.
This is not going to please your friends who are worried about you and want to protect you from broken hearts and STIs.
It’s important to have the talk in person because words are only a part of what goes into being really open and honest with another person.
You can’t judge facial expressions or body language via text, and you can’t react organically to what is being said, because you have time to filter it through the lens of what if’s and maybes.
But fear aside, it’s important to know where you stand and what the future looks like, because if you’re going to invest valuable time in someone and open up your heart and your Netflix account, you deserve some clarity.
So here are some tips for making the exclusive talk a little easier and a lot less scary (and sweaty). Go in having a general idea of what you’re hoping to get out of it.
This is a very good strategy for not getting hurt, because if you start off with no expectations your hopes can’t be crushed.