Prior to talking, you should sort out how you feel about the relationship, aside from anything your partner may feel, and decide what you want or need from your partner.

Do you share similar expectations for the relationship?

Are you currently involved with someone who has the potential to be a healthy partner?

Dating itself can be incredibly confusing, much less, defining what your relationship status is.

The difference between dating and being in a relationship can be subtle.

A mutual agreement is necessary for determining where you are in your relationship.

If any of this is unclear to you, at any point in the dating process, you should discuss it with your partner.

It is important to discuss relationship boundaries with the person you are dating, and be clear in your communications with them.

The difference between dating and being in a relationship is commitment.

" After giving these questions some thought, you will need to have a discussion with the person you are dating.