) doesn’t mean they’re not perfectly content spending their adult years mooching off their parentals.Recognizing your partner’s living situation for what it really is is the first step in admitting you’re dating an adult child.
For some reason, they never quite got the memo that, yes, they’re an adult now, which means being held accountable for their actions.In Buzzfeed’s example of an immature partner, it’s all about the difference between communicating when something’s bothering them and throwing a tantrum.Having a mature, calm conversation with your partner is something adults do.Devoting yourself to someone else is a big commitment, which is why knowing how committed they are is major.As Romper says, you know you’re “dating a grown-ass [person]” if they’ve defined the relationship.Although you may get a bad rap for being the one who nags, you’re likely doing it out of necessity. It So long as your partner is an able-bodied adult, being jobless for an extended period of time isn’t acceptable.“You hear yourself nagging [them] but you can’t stop,” Jill P. (Note: Exceptions to this include being a stay-at-home parent and just having won the lottery).According to Bustle, “Whether you are asking them to rightfully take the blame for something they have done wrong, or telling them that, yes, their landlord will notice if they decide not to pay rent this month, this [person] just isn’t willing in any capacity to confront all the things that come with getting older.” If you’re in a relationship with someone who’s never been wrong a day in their life, head for the hills.It’s obvious this person isn’t ready for a grown-up relationship.The days of traditional courtship may be long gone, but proper dates — and chivalry — will never go out of style. You get all excited at the prospect of spending the day doing something fun together, only to be let down when said plans never actually come to fruition.Perhaps you’re with someone who’s constantly suggesting grand plans, but never actually delivers. Well, you know you’re dating an adult child when, as Elite Daily puts it, he or she would rather just “Netflix and chill” rather than splurge on a nice date. After all, you want to know where you and the relationship stand in your partner’s life.