Whether you're contemplating going "facebook official" with your new boo or you two are beginning to look at rings together - there are a few questions to ask yourself and your partner before taking any relationship to the next level. Though all relationships are different, these questions should help you and your partner DTR aka, define the relationship , figure out where you stand, and help you move in the right direction, either as a couple or in your separate ways. Below we will highlight some of the questions you should be asking your partner and yourself before you take your relationship to the next level. Love languages are emerging as an important way to test your compatibility with another person. The languages are fairly self explanatory, but a quick Google can help explain them and help you figure out what your plangaes are. It is important for you and your partner to understand what your love languages are so that you can articulate your needs to one another and make sure that you are being loved in the way that you want, and loving your partner in the way that they want.
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Remember when Jed from this past season of The Bachelorette botched his engagement with Hannah because he was clearly in a relationship before coming on the show, and uh, told her after the proposal? Needless to say, they said their goodbyes to each other. Are you just talking? Hanging out? Having fun?
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The other day my sister and her husband Jake and I were discussing "exclusive" versus "committed. My little sister took the stance that exclusivity and commitment were the same. She theorized that once you've told someone you want to date them exclusively, you are committed to only them. You've made a commitment to be faithful, to put energy in only that relationship. Jake and I saw differences between committed and exclusive.
Relationships happen in stages. You don't just meet someone and automatically become their significant other. I've tried that. First, you meet and message. But, you're not quite boyfriend and girlfriend yet.