Q.I have met someone online and we have dated for a few months and on most accounts, the relationship is progressing well. Yay Me! My Question is when should I remove my online dating profile and delete dating apps?

A. The best way to decide if it is the right time to shut down your online dating profile and delete your dating apps is to think in terms of – would I consider myself in a monogamous, committed relationship?

When you know you are in a monogamous, committed relationship that is when you would stop dating other men and would also expect your partner to stop dating others.

It is more common for women to want to shut down their profile as soon as they have experienced a great date. Men, not so much. They are generally slower in moving to the monogamous stage.

It is the same principle as dating more than one person at the same time. UNTIL you commit to a monogamous relationship, you should keep your online dating profile open.

It’s important that you are both on the same page -e.g. if you think that you are in a committed relationship and he is still going on dates then there is a communication piece missing.

Be patient and keep your options open until you know you have the commitment you are wanting.