Dating serious relationship future
If you're really casual, you're pretty careful not to talk about plans in the future, whether it's a month or year away.
When you feel like you'll still be together in the future, you talk about it with ease.
I realized then that others saw we were getting serious, and they approved of him being around.
When things are casual, no one expects you to bring the person around all the time.
I remember when one of my friends told me she knew things were real with her BF: it was because they could talk about pooping without feeling weird.
Hey, you might never chat about your bathroom habits with your BF, but when you feel comfortable enough to do stuff while he's around (even if you're not talking about it), you know you're pretty comfortable.
But when you start to introducing him to grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, that's when you know things are getting to a different level. There is a sense of longevity, the idea that you will see each other in a week, a month.
You begin to plan ahead, to discuss multi-tiered outings.
wtknight: One thing I always notice is that both myself and my partner start returning calls and messages right away.
Whether it's sending horrifying Snapchat pictures, going to his house with no makeup on, or letting him see you while you're crying and sick, being able to be your true self is a really important sign.
curiosity_abounds: I started to realize it was more serious when close friends invite me to dinners/hangouts/events and it's assumed that he is coming with me.
But when things are more serious, people ask where your SO is when you show up to things alone, because they just assume you'll be together.
Vicious Naked Mole Rat: You poop, while she's at your place.