How do I know I am in a committed relationship?

Unveiling the journey to a committed relationship: stages and essential signs to look for. Learn the art of open communication and shared visions for lasting love.

How do I know I am in a committed relationship?

It’s a common question people ask themselves when they’re in a new relationship: how do I know I’m in a committed relationship? The answer is simpler than you might think.

A committed relationship is a romantic partnership in which both partners are fully invested in the relationship and are committed to staying together for the long haul.

It’s important to understand that there is no one right answer. A committed relationship looks different for everyone. The best way to gauge if you are in a committed relationship is to have an honest conversation with your partner about your relationship status and what you both want.

There are 2 relationship stages before you enter a committed relationship. Keep reading to learn more about how to know if you are in a committed relationship!

Stage 1: Dating or courtship: The first step in any relationship is the courting stage. This is where you start getting to know each other. You may not be exclusive at this point, unless you have both agreed to be exclusive. It is important to have this conversation early on so that there are no misunderstandings later on.

At this stage, it is important to be on the same page about your future together.

Stage 2:  Serious Relationship: The second stage comes once you have had a discussion around exclusivity and you start to get more serious about each other. You may start to spend more time together and may even start to talk about your future together as well as introduce each other to your friends and family. At this stage, it is important to have a clear understanding of what each other wants out of the relationship (living together, companionship or marriage), hoping to be on the same page.

If you are at the stage where you are ready to make a commitment to each other, then congratulations! You are in a committed relationship.

Committed Relationship: This is usually when you decide if you wish to marry, enter a domestic partnership or continue to stay as companions. If you can identify with the 5 mentioned signs, then it is likely that you are in a committed relationship. If you are not sure, the best thing to do is to talk to your partner about your feelings and concerns.

1. You communicate frequently and honestly with each other

2. You have mutual respect for each other

3. You are both comfortable being vulnerable with each other

4. You have a shared vision for the future

5. You are both committed to working on the relationship

Lastly, there are no rules in dating, because relationships are personal. Having said that, there is one thing which is a must, and needs to be done as one starts to date to sustain the relationship. It is known as healthy verbal communication, not doing so leads to overthinking, miscommunication ruining what was shared.

Wishing those looking for a new relationship the best. And for Single Indians in the 33-40 age group looking for a long-term partner, inviting you to be part of our online mixer on February 05 – Details can be found here: or here