If you are happy just hooking up or being together when the mood strikes you, that is okay too.
And if you decide that you aren’t happy after 11 dates, well that’s just life. The great thing about relationships is that they evolve overtime and so do the people in them.
Have you ever been dating someone and found yourself wondering when you could start calling it a relationship? This is something both men and women wonder about, especially when asked by friends and family about their relationship status. That means that you will likely only see each other once a week to start.
After all, if you have been on 3 or 4 dates, are you technically allowed to be seeing someone else without being in violation of some relationship rule that you think is unspoken? So, how many dates before calling your relationship a relationship? By that math, you are looking at about 3 months of dating someone before you can call it a relationship! Let’s say, then, that perhaps you have ramped up your dating because you are definitely interested in pursuing a relationship with this person.
And hopefully, your partner will feel the same way.
If you aren't sure how the other person feels, it's okay to talk to her/him about it.
If you are wondering how many dates you need go on with someone in order to classify the relationship as such, it’s about 10 dates. Let’s be generous and say you are dating this person twice a week. If you are seeing someone else at this point, it might be advisable to stop and decide which avenue you want to continue to pursue.
Other things to consider include whether or not you’ve met his/her friends and how they acted around their friends.
Does your partner ask about your life and seem interested in what you do and like to spend your time doing?
Do they get angry for you when your boss is being a tool or do they feel sad when you’re not happy?
I don't think the number of dates is as important as the way you feel about someone.
In my case, I only knew my husband for a short time before we became exclusive and we didn't even have to ask each other; we just knew.