How to have a good dating relationship
"The most appealing thing to a man is a woman who has her own autonomy and strength," Kelman says.
The more he sees that you have a fantastic life of your own, the more likely he'll want to jump in and be a part of it.
"You have to decide which you want more: a guy who's committed or this guy, even if he won't ever be," Trespicio says.
Spending Saturday morning in the soup kitchen or helping an elderly person carry his groceries may be all it takes to have him calling you girlfriend.
It's easy to let parts of yourself go when you meet someone you think is the man of your dreams. "Trying to be someone you're not is so transparent to a guy," Kelman says.
Talk about blurred lines."Every person and relationship is different, and there's no magic phrase or action that can 'get' someone to commit," says Terri Trespicio, a lifestyle and relationship expert based in New York City. One thing to look out for: If he's acting extremely jealous or policing your every move, you need to really reevaluate things.