These days, the standard way to announce that you’re attached is by posting a loved-up picture of bae on Instagram—with a couple of heart-eyes emojis as a caption.
But before you do that, you’ll need to be sure your relationship is ready to go IG-official. After all, you don’t want to tell the world about him, only to have him exit the relationship faster than you can say, “Bye, Felicia.”
Violet Lim, CEO and Co-Founder of Lunch Actually Group, shares the five questions to ask yourself before making the big announcement.
Is there mutual trust?
There may be mutual feelings, but is he trustworthy? If he hasn’t been honest with you or is pretty closed off about his personal life, you shouldn’t rush into taking the relationship to the next level. “If your partner can’t make you feel secure, how can your family and friends be ‘convinced’?” asks Violet.
Do you see yourself with him for the long-term?
With the “data” you have based on the time spent with him, do you feel that he’s someone you can spend the rest of your life with? If you have some doubts, hold off on broadcasting your relationship.
While you don’t have to be thinking about marriage so early in the relationship, he should be someone you can see yourself with for a long time if you’re going to introduce him to your friends.