It’s only natural that you feel a bit edgy about telling people about him in case it doesn’t work out.
Here’s a guideline to help you decide when to let people in:
When you’re sure about him
There’s no point in telling people about someone who gives you heartache most of the time. Eventually, you’re going to break up and he’ll be another one of your failed relationships. Make sure you’re on the same page with the guy and that you’re not stringing each other along.
If you’ve made things official
Firstly, get it from the horse’s mouth that you two are now exclusive. There’s nothing as painful as thinking you’re in a relationship whilst the other one thinks you’re just having fun.
His behaviour will also tell you a lot. Making things ‘official’ is easier said than done. Make sure that the guy’s behaviour is proving that he’s in it for real.
If your family suspects
You bring your new guy over to family dinners and parties but you always introduce him as a ‘friend’. The people close to you can see the chemistry between you two and they keep asking if you’re really just friends. If this is the case then it’s time to let the cat out of the bag.
If there aren’t any red flags
Keeping new love to your self can be a daunting feeling, but rather keep it to yourself if there are things you’re still not sure about regarding him.
If you’re sure he’s not a rebound
What are the chances that immediately after a break up you meet an amazing guy who perfectly fits your criteria? Very slim. Following a break up, a new guy is usually a rebound, it’ll be over before you know it.