Signs you’re officially in a relationship
YOU have been dating that special someone for a while now and established that you aren’t seeing other people. You’re calling each other pet names like “babe” and “honey,” seeing each other every weekend, but you haven’t exclusively given yourselves that label yet. Whether you believe in titles or not — you my friend, are in what we call…a relationship.
In fact, there are other signs that indicate that you and your guy are close to being “official.” See if any of these (or all) apply to you below.
You don’t always clean up your place before he comes over anymore. You used to care about your place looking tidy, but now you don’t freak out over dirty dishes in the sink or an unmade bed. It’s going to get undone anyway…
You know about his family and friends — even the ones you haven’t met yet. You’ve told each other enough about your lives that you can name his crazy aunt, favourite uncle, and his childhood best friend.
You can get away with not shaving for a few days. So maybe you’ve been too lazy to maintain down there or shave your legs. And let’s be real, his body is no waxed wonderland every single day either. No worries here, you’re still getting laid.
You leave little things at each other’s places. You have face wash and underwear at his apartment and he has a toothbrush and gym sneakers at yours. Basically, the bare necessities are taken care of in the event of any impromptu sleepovers.
He knows about certain bodily functions. He knows what cheese does to your body (you really shouldn’t have asked for that extra bacon) and will even make a pharmacy run when you need tampons, like, STAT.
There’s no longer that awkward introduction at social events. You know that moment when you go to introduce someone you’re dating but aren’t sure if you should drop the boyfriend/girlfriend label yet? Well, you no longer sound like: “This is my…uhh…. we haven’t…he’s just my…” After bringing him around for the umpteenth time, it’s clear who he is.
Your friends call him by his real name — not his previously appointed nickname. Remember on Sex and the City how “Mr Big” was the nickname Carrie and her friends gave John for all six seasons? Let’s be honest, we all do it. And once the nickname is officially dropped, it’s safe to say you two are a real couple.
He’s your plus one to weddings. You don’t even need to ask him to be your date when you receive a save-the-date in the mail. In fact — wait a minute — his name on this thing, too?!
You no longer feel the need to always have makeup on around him. And he isn’t even fazed by your just-woke-up-like this hair/breath/eye boogers. Aww.
You sleep together without sleeping together. You both used to expect that every makeout session would lead to sex, and every sleepover would lead to sex…and every hug would probably also lead to sex. But now that you know you guys have awesome sex on the regular, there’s no longer the pressure to get naked every single time you’re in bed together. You can actually sleep together—and it’s fantastic.
You’ve completely forgotten about your ex. If this new guy has you so head-over-heels that you’ve forgotten what’s-his-name, then you’re definitely ready for that next step. – Womenshealthmag.
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