Actually, 3 years ago he asked me if I was ready to "consider myself unavailable to other guys." Thus began 4 months of me knowing we were exclusively dating, but not sure if we were officially boyfriend and girlfriend, or just exclusively dating. Are those the same thing? Not sure. Nevertheless, I referred to him as my "boyperson" when I talked about him, he introduced me as "his girl" to others, giving me no info one way or the other, until finally in October he told me he loved me and we made it Facebook official. Apparently all this time he was not so pleased my status was "single." Geez, dating in the social world is hard. Since then our communication has drastically improved. :)
The past 3 years have been filled with happiness, trips, long distance struggles, a move from NY to Florida, and soon another move to PA! Oh heyyyy Erin! I'm coming to you!
I can't think of a single other person I would want to have spent the past 3 years with, and I can't wait for many more years to come!