When you’re thrust into the dating world, end up going on dates with a number of different people, and slowly find yourself dating the same person over and over, while also accepting fewer and fewer other dates, you’ve basically put yourself into a relationship.
Because let’s be real, they’re not going to shell out the dough for ALL the people they’re seeing. I affectionately referred to one guy I dated as, “Rope.” Doesn’t sound very cute, but it’s sentimental in its own way.
[Read: Pet names -The right way to pick the perfect, personal one] #8 Even if you haven’t met them yet, you know about their family.
If all joking is aside and they’re being serious about it, then the important people in your life referring to them as your boyfriend/girlfriend you correcting them is definitely an indicator of an exclusivity.
[Read: 11 sure signs the guy you’re dating is a real keeper] #5 They’ve met important people in your life.
This may seem like it’s not that important in the grand scheme of things, but just think about it for a second.
Do you ever have a picture of you and your hookup or just the person you’re only barely seeing as your profile picture? Most of the time, your profile picture is reserved for people who mean more in your life.
That’s why it’s so surprising when you realize that you are actually in an exclusive relationship: it’s actually the way that most healthy relationships should evolve.
Signs you’re in an exclusive relationship already This has happened to me a couple of different times.
#6 You give each other gifts on holidays/birthdays. I’m talking about pet names that are specific to just them.