Ultimately, what matters is that you personally feel ready and confident to make this decision.
Whether you’re talking to the person of interest, or you’re talking to an interested person, clarification makes everything so much clearer for everyone. You agree that we have no liability for any damages.
It is often marked by the willingness to discuss fidelity, and it usually evolves over a period of time.
In either case, monogamy cannot be assumed unless it has specifically been spoken about.
If you have questions of your own or need more information, you can always chat with a trained peer advocate!
“Dating” means different things to different people, particularly across generations.
Consider talking to your parents, family and friends to see what their thoughts are.