So, what's going on when you start to feel like this?
Here's a model that's considered pretty accurate amongst psychologists when it comes to the stages that all relationships go through. Dream stage This is the first stage of love, the 'Oh My God, he is PERFECT! When you're so infatuated you can't eat, sleep or concentrate on what anyone is saying to you.So you’ve been dating one special person for a few months now, but haven’t had the courage to have “the talk” about exclusivity. If your plans regularly include socialising with their friends and co-workers, it’s a terrific sign that you’re exclusive. When they tell their closest friends all about you, they’re getting the vote of approval and want to share their joy. If they’re making plans with you for their birthday and Valentine’s Day, which are important days for couples, you’ll know there isn’t anyone else but you. If you’re under the weather and this person is by your side with chicken soup, flowers, and would rather nurse you back to health than hang out with their friends, it’s their way of saying you’re a keeper. There’s no way they’d want another love interest in their home. They let their ex know they’re in a serious relationship.While some people make their intentions known and agree to becoming exclusive at a certain point, others go with the flow with the hope that they’ll become his or her one and only, even before becoming Facebook official. While some people make clean breaks with their ex, others still have occasional contact. When someone is really into you and has made you their steady squeeze, they won’t be hiding you and will be proud to show you off. When couples start to talk about vacations, holiday plans, or even booking theatre tickets months out, you’ll know you’re more than just a plus one for an office party. Sure some people easily say “I love you” for sex, but if you’re together five or more nights a week, talk and text every day, and they profess their love for you, chances are they mean it. They brag about you and introduce you to their friends. When you’re in an exclusive relationship, just being together cuddling, watching television, or spooning at night shows how comfortable they are in having you in their life. While some people aren’t quick to change their relationship status until they’re engaged or married, if their Facebook page includes multiple photos of the two of you embraced as a couple, it sends a message to friends and others that they are taken and proud of it. Rather than being sneaky about it, they will feel comfortable enough in your relationship to tell you about it, rather than sneaking into another room to respond to the text. If they’re playing the field, all the singles will know it’s their birthday and will want to be by their side. Not every day is filled with hearts, bells, and whistles. From a toothbrush to an extra set of panties and makeup, when your sweetie carves out a place in their closet or bathroom for you and vice versa, you’ll know it’s serious. Most people don’t say “I love you” until they really mean it. When someone doesn’t look at you as temporary, they’ll let you know if their plans include possibly living together, marriage, and will want to make sure you know that you’ll be together for events and holidays months down the line. Your Facebook page includes photos of the two of you. When either of you hears from an ex and it makes you uncomfortable, you’ll both realise you’re not open to possibilities with them and won’t want to lose what you’ve got. If the two of you hold hands in public, even in front of business associates and family, signs of affection will show the world you’re taken. They spend their birthday and Valentine’s with YOU.