Transition from dating to relationship
Out of personal experience and experimenting, I have come to a conclusion that sometimes it’s not worth your time and energy to get into a relationship with someone you’re dating.
This doesn’t just mean buying you that necklace you’ve been purposefully ogling over online whenever he's in the room (though it certainly doesn’t exclude that! When you care about each other, small gestures happen frequently, to the point that you take care of each other as if you’re taking care of yourselves.
For those who aren’t social-media-friendly, there are other ways of letting the world know you’re together, such as introducing each other as "girlfriend or boyfriend" and allowing your relationship to be in the limelight.
Of course, holding hands or kissing in public never hurts.
A strong relationship is open and honest, during both the ups and downs.
It’s important that you and your partner have a private world that only the two of you share.