We're not officially together-together, but we're together. As in, we're exclusive, we see each other multiple times a week, we talk everyday and are even making travels plans together... but we're not technically boyfriend and girlfriend.
Please don't make that face.
I know it sounds kind of retarded (maybe even slightly pathetic), but right now I just can't deal with the whole "girlfriend" label, I need a break from it. Seriously, that title connotes feelings of (if I'm honest) burden, smothering, and just a lot of stress in general for me, so I can't go back to it just yet. And I know that the way things were in my last relationship aren't necessarily the way things will be in my next one - I get that - but right now I'm feeling ... free. I only have me to worry about and I want it to stay that way (at least for a little while longer). It's not about still wanting to be able to see other people, or being all hipster and too cool for labels or anything, I just really need a casual status right now, for my own sanity. And he's genuinely ok with that. So you see? All good!
We're just similar enough to want to do new and fun things together like go to cool museum exhibits, fashion shows and even a televised awards show a couple weeks ago, and just different enough to ensure that the more regular things we do together are always interesting. We have fun, we're not rushing, and we're content with that.
So officially (for now) we're ... "companions". No, that sounds like were 80. "Friends". No, closer than that, "special friends". Ok that really does make us sound retarded. Whatever, you get the point. We're happy, as is.
No pressure, no labels, just us.