Direct is always good, if you have to make that kind of statement at all. IMO its much better to demonstrate through actions, ie: at this trip to the zoo give her the rose. A few dates down the road do something else. Keep it spontaneous and don't show all your cards, it takes the anticipation and spark out of the relationship and makes it flat. Personally if I feel like making a girl my 'gf' I will simply tell her I am exclusive to her, ie: that I am not seeing other ppl. Obviously I would say this in a different way, so something like, I don't feel the need to see other ppl when I'm with you I feel I have everything I need. At this point I will simply call her my 'gf' when introducing her to other ppl. Putting a label on a relationship sets expectations, something which can only hurt an otherwise healthy relationship.
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10/8/06 at 9:21pm