Private or Secret Relationship?
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Are you a secret or he’s just a private person? Dating today is such a rollercoaster of emotions. We’re always trying to decode what the other person is thinking or feeling instead of just talking. But communication isn’t something that we all can have with our partners. And truthfully, the dating scene right now is messed up! Now put social media in the mix of dating — I say train wreck! The dating game has changed substantially because of social media, so there are many new questions that nobody seems to know the answer to. And this is why the question of are you a secret or he’s just a private person is so commonly asked by women who are in the dating scene. However, this question shouldn’t only be limited to just social media but in other aspects too. Normally, when you first start crushing on or dating someone, you don’t expect them to post about you on social media or introduce you to their loved ones because the relationship is still undefined and unofficial. However, when you become official and some time has gone by, you should know whether the relationship is a secret or he’s just a private person. Here are three factors that reveal whether or not your relationship is a secret:

Your partner’s loved ones know who you are

Normally, when you’re happy to be with someone, you love talking about them to your loved ones — so much so that they remember their name. Just because you know them, that doesn’t mean they know you or acknowledge you are in a relationship. Everyone doesn’t need to know that you’re in a relationship, but his family and friends should. If they don’t, that’s a big sign he’s keeping you a secret.

You engage with each other on social media

Every post your boyfriend or girlfriend makes on social media doesn’t have to be dedicated to you. At the bare minimum, both of you should follow each other on all of your social media platforms. Commenting, tagging and direct messaging each other is fine. But if your partner doesn’t interact with you on social media, that’s a sign for concern. It’s even worse if they make a big fuss over posting your pictures together or when they untag any pictures you have of them on your socials.

Why wouldn’t you want your significant other in the loop about what you’re doing, just like your other followers? If they’re active on social media, this could be a tell-tale sign they want to keep the relationship a secret.

You attend public events together

When you’re in a relationship, you want to share parts of your life with your significant other. That means going to important events with them.

If your partner never invites you to any of their events — work or social — or comes to any of yours, odds are they don’t want to be seen with you. They don’t want to go out in public and be identified as your boyfriend or girlfriend.

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