Guys Reveal What A "Serious Relationship" Means To Them & Finally Something Makes Sense

by Candice Jalili
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"Oh, don't bother talking to that guy. He's in a serious relationship." "I'm not married, but I'm in a serious relationship." "I feel like I'm the only single one, and all my friends are in serious relationships." We throw the term "serious relationship" around casually all the time, but WTF does it even mean? If you tried to search for "serious relationship meaning" in Google, what would it say?! Well, to me, a serious relationship means the two of you are in love and have been for a substantial amount of time. You've met each other's families and have considered the possibility of starting a family of your own one day.

But I also happen to be an avid watcher of romantic comedies and someone who happens to be in love for the first time at 24 years old. So my point of view might be a little skewed toward the optimistic side. Well, a recent Reddit thread asked men to describe what they believe to be a "serious relationship," and for the most part, they all said the same thing. Hey, I guess it wasn't so complicated after all!

Read on below and find out exactly what men think constitutes a serious relationship. Spoiler: Most of them were on the same page. "Serious relationship" means your relationship is going somewhere.

It's building toward something.

Both of you are committed to making your relationship last.

The something you're working toward is probably marriage.

Yeah, marriage is actually a serious route on the table.

You could see yourself starting a family with that person one day.

You could see you both building a future together.

You're in it for the long haul.

It is no joke.

You both want it to continue moving forward.

And then, out of left field, there's this guy.

Hmm... I wonder what happened in this guy's last relationship. I'm just going to take a wild GUESS here and say maybe — just MAYBE  — his partner was a gold digger? Who knows.

So I guess, to sum it all up for the most part, people agree that a serious relationship really just means you and your partner really love each other and are working toward some sort of future together. This future could be anything from starting a family to marriage to just spending the rest of your lives together and figuring it out.

How would you define a serious relationship? Are you on the same page as me and the majority of the guys on Reddit? Or do you align more with that bitter guy in the end? Do you have your own description you'd like to comment? Share it below!

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