Hookup culture is like that. But sometimes, we get lucky and meet someone that we want to keep around. Or maybe you have to have The Talk because you think the other person is getting more serious than you actually want.
The bottom line is that the stakes are crazy high. So own the fact that you want to have the conversation. But make sure you get around to it.
If you want a relationship, tell them that. The trick is to be as clear as humanly possible about what you want.
In relationships, we tend to hear what we want to hear. When a person tells you something, listen to them and believe them. Can you live with what the other person wants? Like, really think about it. Try to remember what you said in step two and what you asked for out of this relationship.
This can be varying levels of hard, depending on where you two end up.
If you wanted to be exclusive and the person is into that — good for you! Or at least some celebratory romantic AF sex. The whole point of the conversation was to map out the boundaries of your relationship, so remembering to stick to them is half the battle. Home Love Dating Shipping. Karen Fratti July 31, 3: Giggles in your Inbox Subscribe to our daily newsletter and get the latest updates on fashion, beauty, style, and more.