Maybe he likes you, but he doesn’t want to feel “tied down” by a relationship.

Maybe he likes you a lot, but he knows that he’s not in a position where he can fully commit to you because he has a lot on his plate to deal with and will continue to for the foreseeable future. Regardless of the reason, it’s nobody’s job to play psychiatrist or detective.

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Well, the most important advice I can give is to have a high sense of self worth- know what you want and know that you CAN get what you want and never have to settle for anything less.

Now this isn’t something that you need to say, it should just come across in how you act.

This is a conversation and one worth having if you want the relationship to advance.

Asking a man where you stand is a valid question and how he handles it is a good indication if he can manage the commitment.

Read on to find out more details on how to find out if you're dating exclusively and how to broach the subject with a new guy.

The number one rule of dating is to never assume that you’re exclusive with a man until it’s confirmed.

It is important that you keep your time and company only as available as he is willing to be – match your level of commitment to his so that you are not left hanging. If you like the relationship for exactly what and where it is, then stay.

If you are not satisfied with it, exactly as it is, then you should keep looking.

There are a multitude of reasons why he may not call you his girlfriend.