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Here’s 12 Reasons Why He Won’t Call You His Girlfriend


— Dating labels for relationships mean more to a woman than they do to a man

— It’s no secret that a man usually falls in love before the woman does. And also is usually the first to say “I love you” to a woman.

— A guy thinks the label of girlfriend gives him additional responsibilities

It can be awkward when the guy you’re dating goes to introduce you to friends or business associates and doesn’t know whether to call you’re his girlfriend or not. Instead he’ll call you his friend in public, or will tell his friends that he’s been hanging out with you, even when he knows and shows you that his feelings are deeper for you.

To a guy, the label of girlfriend makes him think of additional responsibilities, which may include financial, legal, or even taking the walk down the aisle, which he isn’t just ready for yet. To make matters worse, to a guy, once the label is inked, he’s thinking his options are no longer open to find someone else, or even look back to the one who got away.

So the question is, if he acts like your boyfriend, takes down his dating profile, calls you daily, texts you daily, spends almost every night with you, says you’re exclusive, and is affectionate in public, why won’t he call you his girlfriend? It’s obvious that you’re an important part of his life, or otherwise he’d be out with his drinking buddies instead of holding you in his arms every night.

Do Dating Labels Matter?

First of all, don’t get overemotional about it yet. You might wonder if you should give him the big ultimatum about your relationship status, let it slide, or have a conversation about mutual respect and expectations in a relationship. These are questions that you need to ask yourself. Before you go having the relationship talk and cause an explosion or breakup prematurely, look at these signs to determine where you fit on his relationship totem pole.

There are many reasons why he’s afraid to attach the label of girlfriend.

1. He looks at you as temporary.


2. He’s looking for other options.

3. He’s just not that into you and doesn’t see you in his future.

4. Labels just don’t matter to him.

5. He’s not sure if you’re the one.

6. He’s not sure about your feelings for him and doesn’t want to jump the gun.

7. He likes the friends-with-benefits arrangement and regular sleepovers.

8. He isn’t over his ex.

9. He thinks he’s falling in love with you, but hasn’t said, “I love you” yet.

10. His feelings for you are fluctuating and he might be in conflict between being in a relationship and being single guy.

11. He’s quite comfortable with the way things are and casual works fine for him.

12. He likes moving at a slower pace than you do.

In conclusion; after a reasonable amount of time together, have a calm conversation with your guy. Ask him if it’s a good time to talk about something that’s on your mind. If he cares about you, he’ll know there’s something wrong and will want to fix it.