"Same goes for wanting to spend holidays with you and making plans for winter or summer holidays months in advance. Did they post a picture of the two of you at a recent wedding?
[These] are all ways your partner is showing you they're serious about you."Even a simple change of birthday plans to make sure you can both have a special dinner together is a good sign. Even if it's the third scroll in their Instagram album from the weekend, "it's a sign they want other people to know that you're a serious couple," says Masini.
In the next few pages I'll go through the signs that will show whether he wants a relationship or just a hookup through his actions, through your conversations, through your texting habits, through your hookups and through your dates.
If you're looking for something serious and the person you are dating is not, I know it hurts, but rip it like a bandaid and get out of there.
I've wasted so much time waiting for people to change, and here's the thing: They don't.
I've definitely been on double dates that were perhaps more out of convenience than because my date was particularly interested in dating me forever, but overall, this logic holds up.
Perhaps your partner has a lot of friends in relationships and wants to see how you fit into the mix.
If your partner is suddenly spending money on gifts for you, it's a shallow but very real sign that they want to invest in you.
They wouldn't waste their time on someone they weren't serious about."When your partner invests in a car, expensive jewelry or real estate, for or with you, it's because they're serious about being with you for the long run," explains Masini.
In a perfect world, if the person you're dating wants something serious with you, they would simply say, "Hey, I want a serious relationship with you." But it's 2017, our president just stared directly into a solar eclipse, and the world is far from perfect.
Your date could have an engagement ring picked out for you, and they might still adhere to "Saturdays are for the boys" as a mantra.
She adds that ambiguous, hidden social media is a sign that your partner may not be looking for real commitment.
Don't demand a couple's selfie shoot tomorrow, but see how willing they are to have you on their profiles. If your partner is talking to you about plans even just six months down the road, it's probably because they see you as a part of their life then, too."These conversations can be bucket list conversations, retirement conversations, and conversations about family planning or even estate planning," explains Masini.
After all, you wouldn't bring someone you were only "meh" about to dinner with your parents, you know?