Are you looking for signs he's ready to commit? Some of us are terrible at talking to our partners because making the decision to commit can be scary. Regardless, it’s always best to just talk to your partner about your future. Here are some signs he's ready to commit.
1. He Tells You
The most obvious of the signs he's ready to commit is that he'll tell you. Honest, open communication is the cornerstone of any strong relationship. If you’re lucky enough, your partner will outright tell you that he thinks about the future and can see one with you.
2. He Wants to Spend Time with You
Some wonderful signs of commitment are him making the first step, texting you and arranging dates. If he’s as eager to spend time with you as you are with him, it can be a sign he’s getting serious. A little initiative goes a long way!
3. He Talks about the Future
Never give your partner an ultimatum, as this can be incredibly manipulative and unhealthy. However, someone who’s taking you and your relationship seriously will not be afraid to talk about it, rather than just brushing you off or making a joke of the conversation.
4. He Doesn’t Flake
If he’s consistent and reliable, it’s likely he’s serious about this relationship. It also means he values his time with you and sees you as a priority in his life.
5. You’ve Met His Family and Friends
Friends and family are a huge part of your life, and if you can share your partner with them, they’re obviously a big part of your life too. If he doesn’t want to introduce you, it can be a sign he’s ashamed of you and is not taking the relationship seriously.
6. You Clearly Communicate
I will get this tattooed on my forehead if I have too, but you can’t build a healthy relationship without talking. Tell him your fears and opinions and ask him his. If he respects you, he’ll listen to them and you’ll be stronger for it.
7. You Can Be Yourself
As your relationship gets more serious, you’ll find yourself dropping some of the pretenses. You may not bother with makeup and you’ll start to fart in front of each other. In itself, this is a great sign you’re in it for the long haul.
8. You Talk about Feelings
Emotions are difficult, and talking about them can leave you feeling vulnerable. If your partner is honest about his feelings, it means he likes you and trusts you. That’s a strong foundation for any relationship, and you’ll know he’s as serious as you are.
9. He’s Not Afraid of Labels
Some people are terrified of labels, and as a result, your relationship can be a confusing mess. Are we “exclusive”, “dating” or just “seeing each other”? If he’s not afraid of slapping on the "boyfriend" label, he’s in it for the long haul.
10. He Takes It Slow
Some relationships are a whirlwind romance, but the best things in life are worth waiting for. A smart guy will know that a healthy, worthwhile relationship is more of a marathon than a sprint.