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"[When] you truly believe it can be going somewhere, this is a fair time for each of you to ask the other to deactivate or delete their profile."But don't jump the gun.
"Until such a time that things are monogamous and serious, it would not be fair for either of you to make that request," she says.
There's no reason to press fast-forward, especially if you're really into this person."If it seems like a long time, it’s because this is what people who are serious about finding 'the one' do: They take the relationships seriously and don’t jump into something that starts fast, and ends on a crash and burn note." Slow and steady wins the race here. "When you mutually decide to be exclusive with each other, sit down together and delete both your profiles at the same time." You'll take the step together — and you'll know absolutely that your partner has deleted their profile, and they will know the same.
Plus, it'll feel more momentous if you do it together."Only after there’s been a conversation about exclusivity," relationship coach and therapist Anita Chlipala tells Bustle.
"Once you decide to be in an exclusive relationship, then pushing the delete button is paramount, if you really want the relationship to last." Don't play games and keep your profile up for longer than necessary — if it's time to hit the delete button, do it without hesitation."You should keep your profile up until you are in a mutually exclusive relationship," Dawn Maslar, a.k.a. "This is important." Until then, you can't be sure that your partner is ready to take the next step — and, like many experts, Maslar says it's best to wait until you're positive that you're continuing down the path together.
That said, you certainly don't wait to wait too long — if you and your partner are ready to get serious together, it won't feel good if one (or both!
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