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It’s Time to Get Serious with You

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Are you breaking up? Or are you taking things to the next level? Sometimes, words can be tricky and you end up going out of your mind trying to figure out what your significant other means. Worry not, for we’re here to help decipher them.

So you’re at a fancy restaurant, and you’ve had a pretty great dinner with your significant other; S/he orders some dessert and offers to pay the bill. While waiting, s/he takes your hand, looks you dead in the eye and say, “It’s time to get serious. Let’s talk.” Do you: (a) freak out? (b) square your shoulders and prepare for the worst? or (c) flee the room, never to be seen again?

In this scenario, your significant other is either going to break up with you, or propose to take your relationship to the next level (whether that’s moving in, getting married, or adopting a pet together). Clearly, it’s hard to understand given the wording used, but if you’ve been keen in your relationship, you’ll be able to tell if s/he’s dumping you, or not.

Break-up: They’ve been distant.
It’s a slow, but sure sign that your significant other is about to break up with you. You may not notice it, but there’s a lot less texting, and IM-ing going on, and if the dinner conversation has been awkward and forced, then brace yourself.

Next level: They’re getting sentimental.
If they’re spending a good amount of time flipping through photos of the two of you, or constantly reminiscing about the fond memories you’ve shared over the past years, then a proposal of some sort is bound to happen soon.
Break up: They’re always on their phones.
Now, this may not mean that they’re cheating on you, per se, but their interest is definitely not with you. If they prefer to be constantly on their phones rather than conversing with you, something is really wrong.

Next level: They’ve been asking about your family.
Are they making plans that involve your family? Or they’ve been asking what your parents or siblings have been up to? If they are, then don’t worry, things are looking good! Your S.O. feels comfortable enough with your family to talk to you about them.

Whether it’s a good or bad kind of “serious” s/he wants to get with you, make sure you keep a level head. #JRPArtOfThePitch

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