1. You call him by his real name instead of whatever nickname you were using just so your friends could remember who he is. He’s finally become “John” instead of “skinny legs” or “pre-med.”
2. You feel excited about the idea of finally calling someone “my boyfriend.” You might have started calling him this already in conversation because it’s easier than discussing him as “this guy I’ve been seeing who’s really amazing and could be, like, a Real Thing.”
3. You stopped checking online dating sites for new matches. Instead, you’re able to perfect your selection of emoji when texting with your new man, who might suck at using emoji but is trying really hard just to humor you.
4. Just even thinking about opening Tinder exhausts you way more than usual. Thank god you don’t have to swipe through all those loserly men holding up fish or posing at Vegas pool parties with shot girls wearing the same liquor-branded bikini.