Around 1 to 3 months is considered “normal” for most couples to date before making a relationship official. Many long-term couples made it official after a few months of casual dating, but it's perfectly fine to pull the trigger first if you both agree. For help answering these questions, we turned to Sarah Kahan, a licensed clinical social worker in Brooklyn who helps individuals and couples manage their relationships. While there's no set rule about when a relationship should become official, Kahan suggests paying attention to signs that could show that you're ready.
She also provided advice on how to make the transition. Instead of counting dates, Singh suggests thinking in terms of months. At six months or preferably sooner, you should know if you are in a committed relationship. That's why Conti says it's essential not to rush too fast the first time you go out with someone.
While there's no exact amount of time, she recommends waiting one to three months before the relationship becomes exclusive.