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How to get a guy to go from dating to relationship

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To women, we men can seem like a bit of an enigma.

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Here are a few tips to get you moving in the right direction. If your date becomes your boyfriend then there will be plenty of opportunities for both of you to let your hair down. But a guy will most likely be a little scared if you knock back a few shots before dinner.

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A kiss on your doorstep is enough to reassure us that you are interested but if you invite us in for the night we will start to wonder if this happens to every guy you date. Do you really want him to know why your boss upset you so much today or how much weight you want to lose this year?

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He has laid all his cards on the table without even realising it. Do your own thing — Never make us the centre of your world. Men love doing their own thing, and they love a woman who does her own thing even more. Hang out with your friends, go for a meal with your sister, have drinks after work, and after a certain amount of time you will both start doing many of these things together.

He will want his own space and really appreciate you if you give it to him.

A final note — Commitment scares the hell out of us. Of course, there are men out there that will disagree but the vast majority of us are scared stiff of the future. A week in advance, or possibly a month, is usually as far as we are willing to commit after a few weeks or even months of dating. Take it easy and let him decide when he is ready to commit.

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