Occasionally you may fall into a relationship without really having the talk, and our New Jersey Singles matchmakers know this happens to a lot of people in the modern dating world. Many people end up in exclusive relationships when they thought they were just casually dating. When you get involved in the dating world and begin the dating process, you’re bound to meet and date different people. But once you start dating a man or woman repeatedly, you’re basically in a relationship with them. And the great thing about this is that you have let the relationship develop naturally, without rushing or forcing anything along. So here are, wondering if what you have is exclusive. Today, our New Jersey Singles matchmakers will show you the signs you’re already in an exclusive relationship without ever having that awkward talk.
Signs You’re Already Exclusive with This Person
Many people are unsure if what they have is an exclusive relationship, especially if things started out casually. But luckily for them, and for you, our expert matchmakers have the experience and knowledge to help you out. If you’re ready to find out if you’re already in an exclusive relationship, read on as we share those signs with you today.
- You Only See Them
Exclusive means only one. If you are only dating this person, then that is a sign you are already exclusive with them. And this is especially true if you have no desire to meet or date anyone else.
- They Are Only Seeing You
An exclusive relationship works both ways. If you are only seeing them, then they should only being you as well. This means going out on dates, spending QT together, and talking to each other in between time spent together.
- You Both Have Profile Pictures as a Couple
This might not seem like a big deal, but it means a lot in today’s social media obsessed world. Would you really put a picture with someone who was just a fling? Probably not. Most of the time, the profile picture is reserved for the best picture of yourself or with someone else who is special to you. If you have a picture with them, you’re announcing to the world that you found someone. And if they have a profile picture with you, that’s even better.
- Your Friends & Family Already Know About Them
Your friends and family tease you about this person and say that you’re boyfriend and girlfriend. All jokes aside, if your family members or friends know who this person is, and are picking up the signs on their own, it’s an indicator that they mean something to you and you’re already exclusive with them.
- They Met Important People in Your Life
Okay, we know they have met your friends and family, but they have also met your boss, your coworkers, and everyone in between—even your pets. You wouldn’t bring someone who you were casually dating to meet important people, right?
- You Give Each Other Gifts
You know you’re in relationship territory when you start exchanging gifts. You are most likely in an exclusive relationship when you share gifts with each other on special occasions, such as birthdays, celebrations, or holidays. And it’s even better if you randomly surprise each other with little things for no reason at all.
- You Have Unique Pet Names for Each Other
No, we’re not referring to “baby” or “honey.” We’re talking about pet names that mean something, something you guys have given to each other and has special meaning to you. Affectionate pet names are a sign you’re in an exclusive relationship.
- You Know Their Friends & Family
Just how they have met your friends and family, you have also met theirs. If you know all their friends, have gone to family get togethers, and met other important people in their life, then you can rest assured that you’re in an exclusive relationship.
- You Know Their Habits
You already know she can’t start her day without coffee. You know he can’t begin his morning unless he hits the weights. You know they can’t sleep without socks on. You know everything about them. And this is how you know you are already in an exclusive relationship.
- You Both Pay for Dates
This is another sign you are already in an exclusive relationship verses just casually dating. If you take turns handling the bill, then you know you’re already in relationship territory. This is a habit of long term couples, and it’s something you’re already doing.
- You Know What Foods You Both Like & Dislike
Although this might sound like a typical sign, it’s not. You not only know all their favorite foods, you know how they order it and how they eat it—down to a science. You know she can’t eat her French fries without ketchup and Tabasco. You know he can’t eat shrimp because he has allergies. You know they eat their pizza crust first. If this is the case, you are already in an exclusive relationship.
- You Can Talk About Everything
Nothing says “exclusive relationship” like being able to talk about everything together. There is no longer a need to put on a façade or always be on your best behavior. With this person, you can talk about anything and everything and nothing ever feels awkward.
- You Keep a Toothbrush at Their Place
This one is a surefire “exclusive relationship” sign. If you’re leaving toiletries, such as toothbrushes, at each other’s place, then it’s already assumed you’re together.
- You Don’t Have to Shave Every Day
This one goes for both sexes. Fellas, you don’t have to be perfectly trimmed every morning before you see her. Ladies, you no longer feel the need to shave your legs every single day in case you see him in the evenings. You are very comfortable with this person, which is how you know you’re exclusive.
- Sleepovers Don’t Mean Sex
You can spend the night at each other’s houses without having sex at the end of the night. The two of you are in an exclusive relationship when sex isn’t the main goal of the night. The two of you are happy cuddling up together watching movies or simply goofing around and talking. Although the line between dating and being in an exclusive relationship can be blurry, there are a few differences, which you now know. Use the list from our New Jersey Singles matchmakers and figure out if what you have is an exclusive relationship. If you’re not having any luck dating on your own, and you’re ready to welcome an exclusive relationship into your life, contact our New Jersey Singles matchmakers today and let us help you find the love you deserve. Call 1 (888) 417-0020 today to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our dating experts!