I've started seeing this guy a while ago and recently it's been seeming to get more serious. I'm almost certain he wants to take that next step. I, on the otherhand, am thinking "how do I get out of this?", like I always do. This guy is good though, I don't want to push him away.
Tough call. Only you can decide. Having a committed partner is the most wonderful thing in the world. Mine is in the next room. This thread makes we want to rush over and give him a big hug. What the hell...
OK, back. I really did give him a hug. He looked as puzzled as you probably are.
Well, anyway, there's no pleasure on Earth like having a husband/partner. But the right one, of course. And that's the problem we all face. Only YOU can decide that.
You can also make him your boyfriend. That's also a commitment, that can be monogamous if you guys want, but kinda less permanent than being partners. You typically continue to live apart, but see each other exclusively. The marriage vows can come later, though in California I believe you can make it official when you wish.