I used to a real stickler about the girlfriend/my woman title. If I am expected to be your woman and all that comes with exclusiveness, the least you could do is introduce me accordingly. It was about the public declaration that we were both off the market. Why would my man object to that?
After countless unproductive debates, I finally got it. Guys won’t always feel the need to verbalize their commitment out loud. Men love a confident woman. If she is confident in herself and her relationship with her man, she won’t really need to be called his girlfriend/woman. Also, A lot of men I know think it is juvenile and unnecessary. One of my ex-boyfriends used to say that if he told women he was with someone exclusively, he would probably get even more female attention.
I think it’s a matter of perception and behavior. How does the label change things? Should it change things? Do you believe that you are single when you are in serious relationship? Would it matter to you if the person you are dating introduced you only by your name? What if they called you their friend?
If someone isn’t really into the titles/labels, does that mean they are keeping their options open or playing the field?
If you have had “the talk” what do you think should change in terms of expectations from one another in a dating relationship?