Should we only officially be in a relationship after falling in love? I know there’s no right or wrong, everyone has their timing but I really want some basis on the dating process.
That is such a great question and a question I think all of us have toiled with! I honestly think that depends on the two people in the relationship. No two relationships are the same, the same way no two couples are alike, so there are no set of rules that would work for everyone.
It honestly depends on the two people in the relationship. Some people may make it official before falling in love. Others may make it official after dating for a month, again it depends on the two people, how they feel and their dating history. And sometimes others just know what they want and know it when they see it, so they would probably make it official before falling in love.
This question is really subjective and based on the two people. What do you think? Sometimes it takes others longer to fall in love, and sometimes it takes others a shorter while to fall in love with a person. I personally don’t think being in love should be the marker for making it official. I believe that once both parties establish that they just want to date each other exclusively, whether that’s after three dates or after three months, that is when the relationship would become official.
You could make it official and still be in the getting to know you phase. It takes a while to get to know someone and most people’s true colors don’t show up for a while. Also, one must know if they are truly in love or just infatuated, or even in like with someone. This question, like relationships, is complicated and there is no one answer that would fit every person or every situation. But, I believe you’re asking this question for a reason, so if you’re in a situation and you’re not sure if you want to take the next step and make it official, just go with your gut. It will never steer you wrong!