When it comes to relationships, there is no exact amount of time that should pass before you become girlfriend and boyfriend. However, according to licensed clinical social worker Sarah Kahan, it's best to wait one to three months before making the transition. Kahan suggests paying attention to certain signs that could indicate you're ready to take the next step. She also provides advice on how to make the transition.
If you're considering taking your relationship to the next level, it's important to be aware of the signs that could show you're ready. Kahan suggests looking out for the following:
- You're comfortable with each other. If you feel comfortable enough to share your thoughts and feelings with your partner, it could be a sign that you're ready to become girlfriend and boyfriend.
- You have similar values. If you and your partner have similar values and beliefs, it could be a sign that you're ready to take the next step.
- You trust each other.
If you trust each other and feel secure in your relationship, it could be a sign that you're ready to become girlfriend and boyfriend.