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How Long Should You Date Someone Before Becoming Boyfriend & Girlfriend?

by Anya Marcot

All You Need Is Love

There is no way to tell how long you should date because this varies from culture to culture and person to person. If you can honestly say you love him and he has told you he loves you, you might want labels, like boyfriend and girlfriend, to give you both peace of mind.

Patience Is a Virtue

If you find that you still want to meet and date other people, chances are you are not ready for a relationship. If you recently got out of a relationship, you probably are on the rebound and should give it some time before committing to a new one.

Bottom Line

It is impossible to say how long you should date someone before becoming boyfriend and girlfriend. However, the Men Are Disgusting blog offers a question you can ask yourself to help you determine if you're ready to take on those labels: "Can you see yourself with this person for the rest of your life?"

About the Author

Anya Marcot is a freelance writer for eHow and Answerbag and has been writing since 2008. Marcot has worked as a makeup artist since 1999 and now fuels her creativity with her oil paintings, watercolor paintings and writing. Marcot studied visual art at Suffolk Community College. She is attuned to level II reiki and is well-versed on many metaphysical and paranormal topics.