Somewhere between three months and a year is a good time to define your relationship with someone, according to Stewart. “By the time the year mark comes around, you generally have known that person for a good amount of time to see if you want to be with them for a longer period,” she says.
How long before you should define the relationship?
But if you struggle to work outside of time frames, Brigham says to wait at least two to three months before defining the relationship. By that time, you should have a better sense of the person and be able to gauge their feelings.
How do you know when your ready to define the relationship?
The signs to indicate readiness to DTR that popped up most frequently in the survey included confiding in a person, no longer going on dates with anyone else, and telling your family about them. You like each other so much you both want to tell your friends and family that you are an item.