You've suddenly met most of his friends and family in the span of a few weeks.Your partner went from being vague and mysterious, to suddenly inviting you out for dinner or drinks and pulling you around to what feels like a "Meet Everyone Important to Me World Tour."2. Yeah, it's one thing to net an invite via a plus-one, it's a whole other to get a name on the invitation.You might not realize it, but at some point, things got pretty serious.
You don't want to be fielding questions RE: who was in the background of your Snapchat. There's no more waiting hours (or days) to answer texts, no being coy with plans or being afraid to sleep over. You've moved past that stage and now you just act like reasonable human beings toward each other without overthinking and dissecting every interaction. It not only says that your relationship is serious enough to do that, it also says, "I believe in this relationship enough to gamble at least three articles of clothing on it, because if we do break up, I may never see them again."9.And also, if you break up, you don't want to have to go purging all your accounts of any trace of them. At some point, you don't feel like you need to be "on" to be with them. They stop being "his friends" or "your friends." Your friend groups have merged into a single entity, flesh meeting flesh and melding into one another.But getting featured on your partner's social media is the "will you go steady with me and wear my varsity jacket and go down to the malt shop with me? Whether that means not wearing makeup, or farting in front of them, or confiding in them, you don't feel like you need to impress them anymore. Your friend groups are now an orgy of taut muscle and grinding bone, wet with sinew, a thousand eyes and a hundred screaming mouths. When it hits that moment where you delete your profiles because you know someone who would get really mad if they saw a Bumble message pop up on your phone ...Or just, like, you have some mutual friends or whatever. you are dating that person and it's no longer casual.11. Your first major fight is the time in the relationship where it's effectively OK for one of you to walk away without looking like a total asshole.Sticking around says, "No, this relationship goes deeper for me."Follow Frank on Twitter.The beginning of a relationship is often the most confusing time, a time when everything seems precarious and you don’t quite know where you stand or where, if anywhere, the relationship is going.Men and women are different and as such, the way we experience and process relationships is different.Men tend to be much more in the moment, if the relationship is enjoyable in the here and now, they’re happy.If it’s unpleasant, they either distance themselves or leave.Women, on the other hand, tend to get stuck in the details, the nuances, the “clues” both real and perceived.In the midst of this quest to figure out what’s going on and where he stands, they often lose sight of what’s important (the actual relationship, and how it is in the here and now).