50 Signs You're In A Serious Relationship

14/08/2014 16:40 | Updated 20 May 2015

Planning a holiday, leaving a toothbrush at theirs and exchanging flat keys are all signs you're in a serious relationship a new survey has found. While that's all pretty obvious a few surprises have come to light as a result of the study commissioned by Monarch Airlines.

The poll of 2,000 people, revealed the top 50 (yest, 50!) things which indicate a couple are past the "seeing each other" phase, even if they won't openly admit it.

50 signs you're in a serious relationship

So if you reckon you and that bloke you're "seeing" aren't serious then you better make sure he hasn't seen you without makeup, lounging about the house in your pyjamas or buying the cereal they like in your big shop.

And when you start hypothetically talking about if you lived together, then you're in proper serious territory.

The number one sign that you're officially "going out" is when you meet the parents, followed closely by exchanging house keys and planning a holiday. Other clues include, letting them take care of you when sick, seeing each other every other night and telling them how much money you earn.

According to the research it takes five months for a relationship to get serious, so if you're nearing that mark you might want to think about signing off "love from" in their birthday card.


1. Meeting the parents

2. Exchanging house keys

3. Planning a holiday together

4. Discussing plans for the future

5. Being invited to family gatherings

6. Saying "I love you"

7. Staying overnight at each other's houses

8. Signing Christmas / Birthday cards together

9. Seeing each other at least every other night

10. Leaving a toothbrush at each other's house

11. You tell each other absolutely everything

12. Letting them take care of you when sick

13. Being introduced to wider friendships circles

14. Discussing how many children you might want in the future

15. Buying a dog or cat together

16. Driving each other's cars

17. Inviting them to a wedding as a date

18. Divulging salary details

19. Letting them know your pin number

20. Discussing holidays

21. Having a drawer at each other's house

22. When you HYPOTHETICALLY talk about IF you lived together

23. Inviting people round as a couple

24. Having clothes and other belongings at each other's houses

25. First name terms with their mum and dad

26. Talking about intimate health issues

27. Farting in front of each other

28. Inviting them out with your friends / family

29. Receiving cards or gifts addressed to both of you

30. When you know what each other's plans are for every single day

31. Showering together

32. Changing Facebook status to 'in a relationship'

33. You know each other's passwords

34. Wearing pyjamas when you get home from work

35. You share secrets about friends with each other

36. Always being the 'plus one' on invites

37. Getting food in your big shop just for them

38. You start watching TV shows they like

39. Phoning each other at work

40. Stop putting make up on to look gloriously fresh before they wake up

41. When they start asking for your opinion on stuff

42. Going out with friends or family without the partner being there

43. Signing off 'love' in a card

44. You start listening to music they like

45. You stop seeing people you know they don't like

46. Putting a photo of the two of you on Facebook

47. Sending good morning / goodnight texts

48. Having a pet name for each other

49. Telling each other how many sexual partners you've had

50. When all their friends add you on Facebook


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