You can't bring up what you've been imagining because, frankly, you don't want to be a stage-five clinger in the talking stage; nothing will send someone running for the hills faster. You can be stuck in thought, or you can stand up to this person and inquire about what the hell you two have going on.
You took a total Instagram-worthy selfie with your not-so-significant other. Bringing up the "what are we" conversation is scary, so drop hints or try some trickery to figure it out.
Bringing up those questions can be nerve-wracking and, frankly, you don't want to know the answers.
Neither of you can say a relationship didn't work because you really didn't have one. The talking stage is just a sucky spot to be in, though it may be inevitable today's world.
But, if you're in the talking stage, you should be able to be rational adults and tell each other what you see coming for the two of you.
Otherwise, how would any sort of healthy relationship form?
When you hear the word “dating,” what do you think of?
You probably think of two people in a relationship.