When Can I Call Him My Boyfriend?

While our moms tell stories of formal courtship, dating today is a whole different ballgame. There are no official rules we all abide by, and sometimes, it can be tough to tell where things are headed.

If you've been dating someone for a little while without putting labels on your relationship, you may wonder whether it's safe to consider him your significant other — or if maybe he isn't so significant after all. Should I Have Sex On The First Date?

In this video, dating coach, matchmaker and YourTango Expert Julianne Cantarella explains how to tell when it's safe to refer to him as your boyfriend. "Now, I would caution you not to rush things," says Julianne, "However, if you have a need to define your relationship, then I suggest you take a look at how things are playing out around you by asking youself these questions: First, how long have you been dating?"

Want to hear the rest of Julianne's questions? Check out the video above.