If all joking is aside and they’re being serious about it, then the important people in your life referring to them as your boyfriend/girlfriend you correcting them is definitely an indicator of an exclusivity.[Read: 11 sure signs the guy you’re dating is a real keeper] #5 They’ve met important people in your life.This is a huge sign that you’re already in an exclusive relationship, even if you two haven’t exactly defined it yet.
This is a habit of an exclusive couple, rather than a casual fling. Although this doesn’t sound like the typical sign, it is.
If you can order their dinner or a whole pizza and know exactly what they do or do not like, or how they like their food cooked, you’re already in an exclusive relationship. Nothing says “exclusive relationship” like leaving tooth brushes at each other’s places. [Read: 8 subtle signs your fling is turning into a real relationship] #13 You rarely feel awkward around them about anything.
#6 You give each other gifts on holidays/birthdays. I’m talking about pet names that are specific to just them.
If you’re far enough into your relationship for gifts during the holidays, you’re most likely in an exclusive relationship. It could be something like an endearing nickname that they’ve actually earned.
When you’re thrust into the dating world, end up going on dates with a number of different people, and slowly find yourself dating the same person over and over, while also accepting fewer and fewer other dates, you’ve basically put yourself into a relationship.