We met at Barrio, chatted over appetizers, and each couple ordered the sauteed shrimp cazuelas to share (Yum! And yes, we are all copycats). It was fun to catch up and it's exciting to have an instant mini-circle of friends, too! Conversation drifted from camping trips for this summer, our plans for the coming weekend and discussing E and the Fiance's wedding plans for next year. And then it hit me: when does one become part of a couple?
The DTR alone does not determine the frequency that you see your significant other. And simply declaring exclusivity is not a free pass to every event with friends, family and coworkers. So, is there a switch that goes off to turn a relationship from just the two of you to the two of you plus everyone else? When is it that your significant other is automatically invited to every event, dinner and gathering in your calendar? When does "I" become "we?"
It's a funny thing going from solo cyclist to riding tandem, and I'm thinking we still have the training wheels attached at this point. It's exciting though, when you find someone you wouldn't mind riding tandem with, as long as you take turns as "steersman" every once in a while.