The only problem is he won’t call me his girlfriend.
I’ve tried bringing it up and when I do he almost makes me feel guilty about it and says things like ‘what we have is so special, why do we have to label it?
And from a guy’s perspective, when a relationship gets like this, it becomes much less likely for a guy to want to stay.
Why would the guy want to deepen a relationship when it doesn’t feel good and seems to only be getting worse?
When dating, you learn about another person to determine if you are interested in a more serious commitment.
If the person you have been seeing acknowledges that you are dating but doesn't want to use words like "girlfriend" or "boyfriend," she or he doesn't consider the relationship solid -- yet.
Bringing it up once is enough, So what makes a guy want to call you his girlfriend?
Well, the most important advice I can give is to have a high sense of self worth- know what you want and know that you CAN get what you want and never have to settle for anything less.
Now this isn’t something that you need to say, it should just come across in how you act.
This is not a firm rule because the terms have no strict definition.
You can only determine which term is appropriate by discussing it with the person you are seeing.