Within a few months it became very clear that he was the one for me.
If your partner is willing to be patient without an exclusive BF/GF title, then it’s your duty to be honest as your feelings do or do not develop.
The period of a relationship between "just friends" and "dating".
In this phase both people haven't made the commitment for an official relationship, but each would be upset if the other got involved with someone else.
In fact, I was evaluating him as husband material, and so far he was checking off all of my core values and none of my deal breakers.
He understood that I needed to move a little slower, so we continued to check in with each other along the way about how our feelings were progressing.
When my husband first asked me to be his girlfriend, I actually turned him down!