When your significant other stops introducing you as just a friend and it’s replaced with BF or GF publicly, chances are you’re the one-and-only. When you’re excited about being together every weekend, you should know that you’re the one-and-only. You’ve whispered those three special words “I love you” to each other.
If he or she shakes at the thought of labels and won’t define your relationship as “girlfriend” and “boyfriend,” it’s a red sign that your relationship just hasn’t become exclusive yet and they might be keeping other options open. Why bother looking for someone else when you’re clearly off the market and you’ve won the prize? If someone wants to make the relationship exclusive, they won’t be logging on while you’re asleep to stare at emails and photos of others. When someone wants to date others, they’ll leave one of the weekend nights available.
When someone is really into you and has made you their steady squeeze, they won’t be hiding you and will be proud to show you off. When couples start to talk about vacations, holiday plans, or even booking theatre tickets months out, you’ll know you’re more than just a plus one for an office party. Sure some people easily say “I love you” for sex, but if you’re together five or more nights a week, talk and text every day, and they profess their love for you, chances are they mean it. They brag about you and introduce you to their friends. When you’re in an exclusive relationship, just being together cuddling, watching television, or spooning at night shows how comfortable they are in having you in their life. While some people aren’t quick to change their relationship status until they’re engaged or married, if their Facebook page includes multiple photos of the two of you embraced as a couple, it sends a message to friends and others that they are taken and proud of it. Rather than being sneaky about it, they will feel comfortable enough in your relationship to tell you about it, rather than sneaking into another room to respond to the text. If they’re playing the field, all the singles will know it’s their birthday and will want to be by their side. Not every day is filled with hearts, bells, and whistles. From a toothbrush to an extra set of panties and makeup, when your sweetie carves out a place in their closet or bathroom for you and vice versa, you’ll know it’s serious.
Most people don’t say “I love you” until they really mean it. When someone doesn’t look at you as temporary, they’ll let you know if their plans include possibly living together, marriage, and will want to make sure you know that you’ll be together for events and holidays months down the line. Your Facebook page includes photos of the two of you. When either of you hears from an ex and it makes you uncomfortable, you’ll both realise you’re not open to possibilities with them and won’t want to lose what you’ve got. If the two of you hold hands in public, even in front of business associates and family, signs of affection will show the world you’re taken. They spend their birthday and Valentine’s with YOU.
Think of how many of the 36 questions they could ask in that time.
Every time I date a nice guy, especially if I like him, I feel so insecure and wonder, what if he’s dating someone else at the same time?
That’s the next best option after an exclusive relationship, right? Also, it’s probably a good call for health purposes. If you’re having unprotected sex with someone, hooking up exclusively is probably your best bet. Because my friends’ arguments are like this: “I swear I don’t even want a relationship!They just felt this need to convince me of this distinction on their own. Because these friends happen to be the same friends who want relationships.But I don’t think that’s most of my friends’ main concern. They just want the person they’re dating not to bang other people.But isn’t it worse to date someone who doesn’t like you enough to give you a REAL relationship?