**A couple of weeks ago bf and I decided that yes, we would continue dating. He also told me to not sit around waiting for him. That if I became friends with someone and thought there might be something there, just let him know. He won’t be mad. He wants me to be happy. So, we also decided that we would date, work on our shiz, but at the same time wouldn’t be exclusive – wait, or are we exclusive but we just keeping our options open, or …??**
I stayed with my bf over the weekend. I’ve officially moved. I signed up on ChristianMingle.com and eHarmony.com because I remember that he said something about not waiting around, but then I was confused because we’re exclusive, or something like that. I felt guilty for signing up and I’ve just let the accounts sit there until I figure out what’s going on. While he was at work yesterday (I swear I was not snooping) I found out that he has an OkCupid account. I didn’t know if I should be mad about that. I made dating site accounts. But I thought this was just me that was keeping options open – wait, that doesn’t make sense either. Oh my goodness. So confused. So, I decided to not be mad. How could I be? I did not click on the link (on his computer when you open a new tab it lists recent sites. Mine used to do that until I did something funky and every time I open a window, google shows up. Whatever.). I did not want to see when his account was made, or how many messages he had, or if he was meeting anyone, or etc., etc., etc. Instead, I had a talk with my bf when he got home from work.
Me: So, I decided not to go to that interview tomorrow.
BF: Ok. Why?
Me: Well, if we’re going to be working on us, I should probably stay where I am for now. I mean, I really like the job I have now and I have a good living situation.
BF: Might as well not mess up a good thing.
Me: Well, yeah. But also, I think we really need to figure our shit out before I move back this way.
Me: I mean, well, are we exclusive? I’m a little confused about that. I mean, you said to not wait around, but we’re still together, and…
Me: I’m just saying that I need more clearly defined lines. I’m personally not comfortable with being exclusive or whatever and still dating around or something. It has to be you and me 100% or…
BF: Just friends.
Me: Yeah. I’m just having a hard time figuring out who we are.
BF: Well, we shouldn’t make that decision right now.
Me: I agree. And I’m not trying to put a timeframe on this. No pressure. Really. I just don’t like grey areas like this. You and me, or not. So yeah…
BF: Ok. I understand that.
I did such a good job not crying at all through that conversation. My heart wants to be with him. My brain is telling me to stand strong. We both have choices to make, issues to think about, considerations to ponder…