I've been thinking about this lately and how weird it is that the collective dating advice or expectation is that you'll have sex with someone between dates 2-6 but not actually talk about any sort of commitment for WAY WAY longer.
Like if you go onto any dating/relationship subreddit and just search DTR (define the relationship) or exclusivity, you'll see so many posts go something like this:
OP: I've been dating someone for 1-2 months/4-8 dates/whatever, is it too soon to DTR?
Reddit: Woah slow down! You're strangers. No one will commit to you after only a handful of dates. You should wait 6+ months to bring this up. You barely know them after only a few dates. They're going to be seeing other people still. You'll scare them off. You sound desperate/clingy. Have you even had sex with them yet? You need to have sex before commitment can happen. You can ask for sexual exclusivity though (????).
Like they directly admit that DTR - not even actually having the boyfriend/girlfriend talk, just the wishy-washy exclusivity one - is too serious too fast but doing the most intimate thing you can do with another human is fine to do within practically just meeting them? Huh???
You could be dating a scrote for 6+ months and still get hit with "I don't think I'm ready for a girlfriend right now" because he was happy to string you along.
Now we all know Reddit is not the arbiter of relationship advice. But so many young people use it and if bad opinions are the only ones they see, well it's no wonder modern dating norms got where they are so quickly...