You’re not alone when it comes to dating someone and found yourself wondering when you could start calling it a relationship. So, how many dates, before calling what you have a relationship? According to a dating survey by Time Out of 11,000 people worldwide, people decide to go exclusive and stop seeing other people after six dates and officially class themselves as a couple after nine dates, on average.
With so many ways to define the early stages of dating – seeing each other, dating, exclusive, or just hanging out – you may find yourself trying to figure out what exactly you have with another person. You both need to be on the same page about where your relationship is going.
Before you delete your online profile, here are a few signs you can look for and ask yourself to make sure you’re with a person who you truly want to be with:
- Can you be yourself with each other?
- Is there chemistry or attraction?
- Do you trust each other?
- Do you have good communications with each other?
- Do you feel excited at the thought of seeing them?
- Do you want to be part of their daily life?
- Do you want them to be a part of yours?
- Can you openly discuss your feelings, hopes, and fears?
- Do you see a future together?
As well as asking: “Am I ready for a relationship?”, ask yourself, “What kind of relationship do I want?” Think about what you really need and have realistic expectations. If you don’t know the answers, it’s likely that you’ll attract the wrong kind of people and drift into the same type of relationship you had with your ex all over again.
The truth is that there’s no set time or agreed-upon number of dates to have before making a relationship official. Since everyone is different and no two relationships are the same, it has to be what feels right for you and the person you’re dating.
When you both decide that moving forward in a relationship is what’s right for you, don’t put pressure on the situation. The great thing about relationships is that they evolve overtime. Whether you’ve been dating for a while or are new to dating, with the help of Asian Elite UK you can meet your perfect match.