We are not officially dating

You also no longer flirt with your hot coffee barista or want to go bar-hopping with friends in hopes of meeting someone, for you’ve already found them. (I am not suggesting this as a way to someone's heart and exclusivity, though.

Then, you are just crazy and trying too hard, Leaving things behind usually happens naturally and is not forced.)At the beginning of dating someone new, we’re on our ultra-best behavior.

Whether you’re falling for them or not, this person crosses your mind more than anyone else (or is at least in the top three).

Yes, when we're in the new-to-dating-again scene, we love to complain to our friends about our dates or people we're dating.

Maybe you’re still in the dating-multiple-people phase. No matter what level you and your yet-to-be-defined relationship partner are at, at some point, it’s bound to come up and it's important you make sure you're on the same page.

But when is the right time to define the relationship?

According to this New York Times article, many millennials “hang out” versus go on traditional dates. And, if you spend that much time together, it only makes sense to define the relationship.

Of online dating and single people in their 20s, Branding Coordinator Joshua Sky in New York said: Check out Bustle's 'Save The Date' and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV. You can actually date someone in hopes of having a future with them, not just because it’s convenient or you’re lonely on a Friday night. Yes, I know, maybe you just have a friend whom you do everything with and it’s not a dating thing, but if this is someone you are dating and everyone else is questioning your status, you should be, too.But when we have nothing but nice things to say about someone, chances are this one's a keeper.For many people I know, they knew they were really into someone—or on the verge of dating them seriously—when they’d get jealous about seeing or hearing about them with someone else.“Being vague or open-ended when you don't really mean it doesn't do either person any good.Of course, that doesn't mean that you are mean to someone - just clear and direct, but nice.” Don’t be that man or woman who is always misleading people.How do you break up with someone if you’re not even in a relationship?