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8 Signs That Show You Are More Than Just Casual
By: Pinki Thu, 25 May 2023 10:14:49
During my younger years (well, I'm not that old), I used to ponder whether we were a couple or just casually involved. I hesitated to bring it up in conversation because I feared rejection. Consequently, I would analyze every action and phrase from the other person, hoping to uncover the truth. Unfortunately, this approach never ended well for me, as I would ultimately face rejection due to my reluctance to address the subject directly. I understand the difficulty of confronting someone you have feelings for and determining where you stand.
However, I want to emphasize that you should take the initiative. While it's helpful to interpret signs to gain a better understanding, eventually you should sit down and have an open conversation with them. I know it can be nerve-wracking, but what's even more stressful is investing time in someone who doesn't share the same intentions as you.
I realize that "labeling" relationships may not be in vogue right now, but that doesn't mean you have to call each other boyfriend and girlfriend. It's important, though, to comprehend how they perceive the relationship and whether you both have the same expectations.
The time has come to address the question: Are we a couple?
# You two have said the three magical words
Ah, indeed, the three enchanting words. While some individuals may casually utter "I love you" without genuine intention, many of us attach great significance to those three words. If your partner has expressed their love for you, and you reciprocated, it becomes quite apparent that this relationship holds deeper meaning than you might have initially realized.
# You spend a lot of time together
Seeing each other once every other week? Not a chance. You two spend a significant amount of time together. Perhaps you meet multiple times during the week and spend your weekends as a couple. If this were merely a fleeting affair, your encounters would be solely for the purpose of hooking up.
# You met each other’s friends and family
I'm not referring to those coincidental encounters where you unexpectedly run into your partner's dad at the grocery store. What I'm talking about is intentionally going out to have dinner with your parents or vice versa. When you both start meeting each other's inner circle, it's a clear indication that you're seeking something more in the relationship.
# They’re always on your mind
Certainly, this doesn't necessarily imply that you're in an exclusive relationship, but it does reveal the depth of your emotions. Are you constantly preoccupied with thoughts of them? If that's the case, it's evident that you're developing strong feelings for them. Now, the question remains: Do they share the same sentiments?
# You share intimate things with them
We tend to withhold personal information from individuals we don't feel at ease with. However, when you're in the company of this person, your guard is down, and you openly share deep and personal aspects of yourself. The remarkable aspect is that they reciprocate and share their own intimate thoughts and experiences as well.
# You stopped using dating apps
Indeed, this indicates that your relationship is progressing positively. It's important to note that it doesn't necessarily imply exclusivity, but it does signify that you're not actively seeking to meet new people. You are invested in giving this relationship a genuine chance and discovering how it unfolds.
# You talk about the future together
Now, the conversations about the future don't have to revolve around marriage and children; they can simply involve plans for the coming weeks or months. However, if you're questioning whether you're a couple or not, pay attention to your discussions. Do you frequently talk about sharing your future together?
# You’re comfortable around each other
In each other's presence, there exists a certain level of comfort. You no longer feel the need to wear a full face of makeup or meticulously clean your apartment from top to bottom just to make a good impression on your partner. There is a shared sense of ease where you no longer feel the pressure to constantly impress each other. This level of comfort speaks volumes about the stage you both have reached in the relationship.