I’m not judging – I can see how easy it is to get into that situation.
You've reached solid ground, and while many things in the world remain gray and uncertain, you generally know where you and your partner stand. There are some blatant signs that a relationship is getting serious: You might have a discussion about making the relationship exclusive, discuss moving in with each other and of course, there's no greater sign than when a ring makes an appearance.
Aside from the formal discussions, game-changing decisions and Kodak moments, there are some subtler ways of knowing if things are going from gray to golden. This goes beyond making out or the occasional butt pinch in public.
Sure, acting unavailable might work at the casual dating stage, but what happens after that? Learn an instrument, a language, or take dancing lessons. 2) Set Boundaries Why would someone commit to you if they’re getting everything they want without the commitment?
How long before insecurities, neediness, and jealousy creep in? If you’re struggling to find people willing to move beyond casual dating, there’s a good chance you’re giving too much.
There is a certain point, however, where you can let your guard down and know that the relationship is real and there's no sign it's going to end.