Dear Ms. Waitnomore,
My advice would be to enjoy the early discovery phase without getting overly invested—and yes, by overly invested I mean having sex. Prior to physical intimacy, the most important thing you want to know is if he’s interested in the same kind of relationship as you. If it’s too soon to make a decision about whether this guy is actually relationship material, I would hold off. It may be the exact opposite of what you want to do, but rushing that process does more harm than good. Men who are relationship-ready want to know that women are taking them seriously too; and if you’re quick to hit the sack, he’ll wonder if that’s your pace with every man.
Before you get physical, make sure you have a good level of communication with each other and an understanding where the relationship is headed. Don’t settle! Take as much time as you need in deciding if he truly is relationship material, then take the next step when you’re ready.