Dating and moving away

Make sure you know how to adequately describe what you’re looking for. If he was willing to be exclusive, but wasn’t ready to get serious, would that be OK?

If he asked for some more time to feel it out, would that feel alright?

It was a scene straight out of a Nicholas Sparks novel: A first date and I were meandering hand-in-hand around the iconic squares of Savannah, Georgia.

Our walk followed one of those awesome dates where conversation flows as easily as the drinks and where, by the end of the night, you're already talking in "we's"—we need to see that movie, we should go to Florida some weekend.

I’ve been dating a guy for about a month, and things have been going really well.

We haven’t talked about the future, but I don’t want to sleep with him until we’re in a committed relationship.

Sometimes it can be hard to know what’s a deal-breaker and what’s an acceptable compromise; if you’ve had a hard time sticking up for yourself in the past, I’d try to err on the side of deal-breaker.