I think that is ridiculous as well. If that person loves you, they'll stay with you. There need be no official "we are dating" proclamation to solidify it.
I think you can be exclusive with someone you love as far as intimacy goes, but you should both have your own set of friends and separate interests to pursue.
i think its necessary, even though it may seem obvious, making it official can clear a lot of confusion.
As ridiculous as it seems to you MAKE IT OFFICIAL for both of you to know its just the two of you.
In this day and age, I'd say "yes". I would not trust something as important as a good relationship to implication. Too many ways to misunderstand the other person's intention, and too many ways to miss out on being "on the same page". I don't see why just saying, "I would like to make this official because I don't want to date anyone else, and I hope you are feeling the same way", is such an issue. It shouldn't be. Nowadays people don't seem to be sure about anything, even about what defines cheating or whether open relationships or ********** are all right within a relationship. Best thing is to just COMMUNICATE and cover those ba<x>ses. It will reassure both of you to know exactly where you stand. If you are really sure that you are both seeing things the same way, then it's not necessary...but I don't think you'd be asking this question if that were absolutely the case.
you can't go very deep into a relationship without some degree of exclusivity - otherwise ultimately all you really are is some superficial emotional support, tension release and a wet spot
I agree with you, but if you want to make sure that the other person in the relationship is truly in love you want to try and make it official. I don't know if that makes any sense.
In my head it sounded fine but then i re read it I was like.....this does not make any sense.
Some people need to hear it. I did.