Casual relationships can be fun, but sometimes they progress into something deeper and more meaningful. However, it’s not always clear that it’s time to move forward in a relationship. Here are twenty obvious signs that it’s time to take your partnership to the next level.
20. You Don’t Feel Like You’re Missing Anything Better
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If you’ve stopped wondering if something better is out there, it’s pretty much in the bag that your relationship is serious. You know that you’re with the best person out there for you, and that’s all that matters!
The best way to know for sure if you’re ready to move forward in your relationship is to just ask yourself. Do you want to be more serious with your partner? Be truthful with yourself, and accept the answer no matter what it may be. You know your own heart best.
19. Your Exes Don’t Matter Anymore
One of the biggest signs that you’re ready to take your current relationship to the next level is if your exes simply don’t matter to you anymore. Instead of ruminating about the past with a long-lost love, you’re planning for the future with your partner.
18. You’re Great Cheerleaders For Each Other
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If you’re ready to be committed to someone, you support them in everything they do. If you and your partner cheer each other on both in your careers and personal lives, you can be confident that commitment isn’t too far away.
17. You Actually Like the “Mundane” Parts
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If your relationship is becoming serious, you’ll notice that it doesn’t have to be “exciting” all the time. In fact, you’ll find that the mundane, every day stuff is actually more comforting to you. If you enjoy grabbing a coffee together or grocery shopping, chances are you’re ready to move forward in the relationship.
16. It’s Easy to Be Yourself Around Them
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When you’re with someone you can be serious with, it’s easy to be yourself and let your true personality shine through. You don’t feel like you have to hide your flaws or act a certain way around them – you are simply “you” and they love you for it.
15. You’re Totally Comfortable Being Naked Around Them
When you no longer feel self-conscious about your body and how your partner sees you, you’re ready to move on to the next stage of your relationship. If you’re still scared to do it with the lights on, well, maybe you’re not so ready after all.