It’s easy to fall in love with someone, but relationships based on true feelings require hard work and commitment. They are so dynamic and changeful, that one can hardly predict what will happen next. Traditional labels of ‘a girlfriend’ or ‘a boyfriend’ don’t always mean that your partner is fully devoted to you. What can really show your commitment to each other are your own actions, because they speak louder than any words.
But what about these actions? In this article we introduce you a list of 11 signs that can help you define if your relationship is no joke.
#1 Spare time together.
When a couple spends lots of time together, it may be one of the first signs of true commitment. And it’s important that lovers don’t just find a free minute to see each other, but make their time available to do it. If your partner is always busy for you and refuses to meet on one excuse or another, you should reconsider your relationship. But if it’s important for both of you to see each other, if you postpone other things to meet and you constantly make time for each other, these are the signs of true commitment.
#2 Random, unexpected gifts.
What can be more pleasant than a random little present? It doesn’t mean you have to buy something expensive or grand. It could be just a little gift or a gesture. And it’s even better if you do it with your own hands. Cook your partner’s favorite dish or make a toy that would evoke some cozy memories. Even such simple trifles may make your lover incredibly happy and it will indicate your commitment.
#3 You share your keys.
If you don’t live together and you have the keys to your partner’s home, it’s a huge sign of commitment. Who would give the keys to their houses without reason? This gesture shows that there are no more closed doors between you and your beloved.
#4 Openness on social networks.
We live in an Information age when nearly every person has an account on some social network, where they can post pictures or videos, write their thoughts and display their lives. If your partner doesn’t mind declaring your relationship with you to the whole world, it means he or she is completely serious about you. But be careful with this tip, since not all people feel comfortable with sharing their private lives to strangers. And if your partner doesn’t want to display your relationship in order to keep it, so that no one could interfere, it means that they care even more!
#5 You get into real contracts together.
If you enter into contracts together (for instance when you buy a car or some property), it’s also a huge sign of commitment. The reason why it’s so significant is that it’s so much harder to get out of them. So, if partners willingly get into a real one together, it means they trust each other and intend to keep their relationship.
#6 Vacation together.
Spending free time with someone is one thing, but going on vacation together is a pretty serious step. You won’t just hang out together, you will make new memories, and it also will serve as a great test for your relationship.
#7 Intimate details.
There are things you don’t discuss with other people. But if you are finally comfortable to tell your partner about them, it means that your relationship has reached a higher level. At this point you won’t judge one another, and you can share your secrets or intimate stuff you would never tell other people.
#8 Future together.
Now you aren’t just seeing each other, you’re also looking forward to your future. You make plans together and think of your future lives, imagining how you will look, what you will do, how many children you will have. If you see each other in your future, it’s a true sign of commitment.
#9 Password and codes.
If you shared not only your keys, but also the passwords, there are no secrets between you two at all. Your partner has nothing to hide and there is such a high level of trust. Now you can know for sure that one would never betray the other.
#10 Anything for each other.
If your lover does anything for you, makes sacrifices and you willingly do the same, there is no doubt your relationship is truly committed. At this point one mustn’t get too selfish and should try to fulfill the partner’s wishes.
It’s not so simple to make decisions for you two anymore. Now you must consider your partner’s thoughts before coming to a decision on anything. You do things and solve issues together now, as a couple. If you do this, you show your devotion and your lover would never feel left out.
We at BetterMe want everyone to know and experience true love. It is out there for everyone and until it knocks on your door we are here to remind you that you deserve the best love!
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