Signs That You Are In A Committed Relationship
You Spend Significant Time Together
One of the very first signs of commitment in a relationship is when two people spend lots of time together. When you’re so in love with each other that you share a tremendous amount of time with one another and you think about each and every second you spent with each other after every hangout, that’s where commitment comes in. It tells you that the person is much more involved in your life and you will enjoy each other’s company for years to come without the element of “boredom” ever making its way between the two of you.
Intelligent conversations are always interesting
When you’re in a “committed relationship”, the conversations never get old or boring. Whether it’s about work, or friends, or family, or just plain everyday routine, every conversation keeps on extending without the two of you knowing. The concept of “OMG, look at the time” happens, when the two of you get so involved in the conversation that you actually forget how long you two spoke, such a relationship is bliss, sheer bliss.
You Talk About Bodily Functions
You probably don’t talk about your groin injury or irritable bowel syndrome around the dinner table. Those conversations are usually reserved for medical appointments and the occasional funny story. However, if you find that you can speak with your lover about intimate bodily functions, you’re probably more than casual friends; especially if you find that typically private and personal conversations become commonplace between the two of you.
You Go Out of Your Way for One Another
Part of being a good world citizen is caring for other human beings, which may include going out of your way sometimes. But when going out of your way for your beloved is less effort and more this-is-just-how-we-behave, you’ve got yourself a keeper and you’re definitely committed. Examples of going out of your way might look like taking your lunch break to run an errand for them, rearranging your travel plans to make sure they get can get the time off to join you, or giving up your car to make sure they make it to that meeting on time (and vice versa, of course). Anything less and there’s no guarantee that you’re relationship is actually a committed one.
You enhance each other’s social lives & circles
This is something that demarcates a committed relationship from a weak one. In a committed relationship, the two of you will try everything to enhance that. You will be nice to each other’s friends, you will make sure each of you spend enough time with friends, because that’s how we all grow – together.
You Don’t Shun Social Media Shout-Outs
In this age of media mayhem, it’s no surprise that one of the first signs of commitment tends to be a public announcement on some form of social media. You’ve seen them: the infamous couple’s selfie, the heartfelt note for all to see, and the hashtags like “me and my baby.” These public displays are usually a pretty good sign that things are going well and that you’re both comfortable enough to broadcast your affection to the world. Such public displays can only mean “we’re committed and we want everyone to know.”
You “mutually” plan a future together
A committed relationship is one where both of you plan a future together “mutually”. I’ve seen so many relationships go down because people had different opinions about the future, some wanted to get married, some wanted to grow together and be more successful before getting married, there is a lot to think about before you start talking about the future and when the two of you have the same mindset about the future, you’re truly committed to each other. In a committed relationship, however, it matters what the other person wants to do and where they see themselves in the future. So if you and your partner are making plans together, there’s a good likelihood that your relationship is in for the long haul.
You let Go of your Ego
In a committed relationship, ego goes straight out the window. Yes, you will have pride, but that’s very different from ego. Never mix the two. You will never think of yourself above your partner and your partner will do the same, you will see each other on the same level regardless of your backgrounds. You don’t mind if your partner belongs to a very rich and noble family or not. You don’t bother if you are more intelligent or successful than your partner. When you truly love one another, ego doesn’t exist.
You Share Passwords and PIN Numbers
These days with the limits on the amount of personal privacy any of us has, passwords and PIN numbers might mark the final frontier of the few things we have entire control over. So deciding to share this extremely private information is not to be taken lightly or with casual friendships. While experts admit that sharing passwords can strengthen relationships, this is a sign of commitment because it demonstrates ultimate trust. So unless you’re in a committed relationship, it’s still best practice to keep your passwords and PIN numbers private.