When does dating become a relationship
A lot can happen in four weeks: According to a dating survey conducted by of 11,000 people worldwide, people decide to go exclusive and stop seeing other people after six dates — which, for many, falls in line with the one- to two-month mark.
They officially declare themselves a couple after nine dates, on average.
That’s why there is nothing wrong with asking “when do you go from dating to a relationship”, because it is a big question with a big answer.
It’s an art, not a science, but The Art of Charm is here to help you to start understanding where exactly the line is — and how you can influence it.
So how can one month of six dates turn into an exclusive relationship? People tend to spend at least three to four hours on a good date (and that's a conservative estimate), which means after six dates (assuming no sleepovers), you've spent almost 24 hours together.
Plus there's evidence that heightened levels of the bond-forming hormone oxytocin are responsible for driving those got-to-have-you early feelings of love as well as maintaining long-term connections.
That means after six short dates, 20-somethings are bound to have kissed, had sex multiple times and spent cumulatively an entire day with the person they're just beginning to date.