Sometimes days morph into weeks and months and you’re not really sure if you’re growing as a couple. There’s been no proposal yet but you also don’t feel like you’re casually dating. How do you know for sure if that relationship of yours is for real?
It’s not always about how long you’re dating. Are you growing closer together? Here are the major signs you’re in a serious relationship.
1. You make big decisions together
When things are serious, one way to notice is that you and your partner make big decisions together. It could be about changing jobs, starting a business, dealing with family issues, etc.
2. You know each other’s loved ones
If you’ve met with each other’s close friends and family, this is one of the signs you’re in a serious relationship. Usually, people don’t drag their loved ones into their relationship unless there’s a high chance for a future together.
3. It’s social media official
Sure, not all couples are big on showing off their love on social media. But if you are on any one of these platforms, it’s natural to at least talk about the fact that you’re in a relationship or share a couple of pictures of your partner. It’s like proclaiming your love for each other.
4. You make plans months in advance
Even though you’re not planning a wedding yet, one of the signs you’re in a serious relationship includes making long-term plans. You’re already talking about what to do next Christmas or how you’ll attend your sibling’s graduation in six months. This means you’re solid enough to have faith that you will still be together when that time comes.
It’s important to be aware of the signs you’re in a serious relationship. This helps you realize that it may be time to start having serious talks about marriage and your future together.
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