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It happens all the time: You’re coasting along in a new and exciting relationship when you start to wonder where things actually stand between the two of you. I mean, it feels like you’re exclusive, but are you?

You finally get up the courage to ask him what the deal is, and he totally freaks out. Cue the just-got-blindsided-deer-in-headlights look. “I’m just not ready for a relationship,” he explains. “You know what I mean?”

Well, if you don’t know what he means (and you wouldn’t be alone), allow these Verily gentlemen to shed some light on the matter.

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