Dating relationship real
If those sound like the same thing to you, I'm officially jealous of your brain.
There are major differences between the two states of romantic bonding, marked by associated, different signs.
You have started to devise names and phrases unique in your duo.
That's part of the whole secret language of relationships, and it's indicative of a comfortable, healthy, lasting bond.
To call romantic relationships tricky is one of the largest understatements I can summon to mind.
Your names together have developed a natural flow that places one before the other often.
Like, "Jonny and Ashley" sounds better than "Ashley and Jonny," and even people who don't know each other use the same ordering.
In the early days of friends following your SO on IG (aren't acronyms stupendous?
), they might limit likes and comments to photos only involving your cat or your face. But when friends start actually making an effort to form a separate bond with your SO (and your SO with them, and same for you and their friends), that's big and promising.
So we're on the same page, let's all assume the definition of "just dating" means a far more casual, preliminary stage that precedes a "for real" relationship.