Tell me if this sounds familiar: You've met someone you like and you've been dating for a while. There's a connection, you seem to like each other, but for some reason you're stalled out in that limbo between casual dating and commitment. It's a weird, frustrating, and super confusing place to be, but here's the good news: Making your relationship official doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, you can avoid this situation altogether by being open about what type of relationship you want from the very beginning, says Lisa Concepcion, certified dating and relationship expert and founder of LoveQuest Coaching.
"It is so important for people to be very clear about the kind of relationship they are interested in creating and with whom," Concepcion tells Elite Daily. "Without this clarity, people are basically dating without purpose. It's up to you to ask the right questions and communicate your intentions very clearly right from the start as not to linger in this uncertainty and limbo between dating and becoming official."
While that's true, and great advice moving forward, the question remains: What do you do if you're already in that limbo? How do you move forward and actually define the relationship? Here's how the experts say you can move your relationship out of the grey zone and into something official.