The dating relationship
So I think it starts at a very subtle level, to listen to that sense that maybe something is wrong here and just keeping yourself aware of that voice."Maybe it sounds a bit cruel, but in the fog of love, we abandon that voice quite quickly, because the other person is quickly perfect.
Couples who each truly place the needs and wants of their partners on par with or above their own seem handle a lifetime of compromising, juggling priorities, and collaborating better than couples who individually pursue their own best interests." — Laura Vander Drift, associate professor of psychology at Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences and director of the Close Relationships Lab at Syracuse University "One of the major signs that tells you if the person you're dating is right for you is how they treat you when you're sad, crying, having a bad day, or just emotional. Are they distracted when you're expressing your feelings and most of all, do they know when to just give you a hug?
When you feel good, feel that your partner is patient and true, treats you the same in public as he/she does at home, then you're on the right path. That is a sign of a controlling person and he/she will never treat you properly." — Tracy Malone, founder of Narcissist Abuse Support.
Keep in mind that your intuition may send out warnings as well. For example, if your partner wants to change you in any way. "A good sign that someone is right for you is if you can imagine that person fitting in to other parts of your life and not just living in a microcosm of the relationship.
Here's how you can distinguish between dating exclusively and being in a relationship, because seriously, what the Dating exclusively can happen with or without an explicit conversation — that is a main difference between dating exclusively and being in a relationship.
Sometimes, it is just assumed by the amount of time and energy you are both putting into the relationship that you are only seeing one another.