Relationships are hard and not everyone is ready to jump right into one.
But, how can you tell if someone has never been in a relationship before?
Well, it’s actually pretty easy with these 10 signs to spot!
1) You can’t find anything about an ex on social media
Snooping around this person’s social media profiles can prove to be very effective if you’re trying to find out whether they’ve been in a relationship before.
Most often, people display their relationship status on their social media profiles, so it can be hard to miss if you take a look a few months or even years back.
However, if you’re looking to find proof of them having been in a relationship and you don’t notice anything about their past that gives you any clues as to whether they have been in one before, it could be a sign that this individual has never been in a relationship before.
Or, they could be a very private person, which is also somewhat good, depending on your preferences.
2) They’re not very talkative about past relationships
Not everyone likes to talk about their past relationships or the people they’ve dated.
But, a person who has never been in a relationship before might be even less willing to talk about their past relationships.
Most probably, they won’t admit it to you out of the blue. So, you might pick up on signs such as vague answers when you ask them general relationship questions.
However, this is not a definite sign that a person has never been in a relationship. So, you might have to look for more signs.
3) They’re really passionate about love and relationships
When a person starts talking about love and relationships, you can pretty much tell what they’ve been through.
If they say something like “relationships aren’t easy”, or “don’t get me started on compromise”, then they probably have a good idea about what they’re talking about.
However, if they only seem to highlight the romantic and idealistic part of being a couple, you should start wondering if they really know what they’re talking about.
So if they seem to show a lack of awareness of what you’re talking about when you refer to the less-pleasant parts of a relationship, it might be because they have never been in one before.
4) They’re not afraid to make the first move
Some people who have never been in a relationship before tend to be very bold when it comes to things such as asking out or flirting.
For them, it’s not as if they are taking a big risk because this is just the initial phase of a relationship and they’ve probably done this before. They simply do what they think they should do and hope everything turns out alright.
This means that if you’re dating a person who has never been in a relationship before, chances are that they’ll be more comfortable taking the first step. However, expect them to get stuck when things start getting serious.
5) They don’t seem to understand the concept of equality and fairness
Sometimes, people who have never been in a relationship can seem to be very smart and wise when it comes to matters of love and relationships.
They might even seem to know what they’re talking about when they say things like how you should always be honest with your partner, or how you should never cheat on someone.
This might make you feel more comfortable with them than someone else with more relationship experience because they seem to have a good grasp of what needs to be done.
However, it can also be a sign that they have never been in a relationship previously, so be careful of this.
In many cases, they tend to think they know what’s best for their partner and insist on imposing it on them. They might think that their partner should do things their way and rarely accept any reason not to.
If you find yourself in a relationship with a person who has never been in one, this aspect could make it very challenging for you.
6) They’re very careful about making their intentions known
People who have never been in a relationship tend to think that it’s better not to reveal too much too soon.
They’re also wary of saying something they might regret later on, and they don’t want to take too many risks in case they lose what they believe could be true love.
So, if you find yourself in a relationship with a person who has never been in one, chances are that they will be very careful about their words. You might even notice them avoiding any commitment-related conversations, which can make things difficult.
7) They’re very cautious about committing to a long-term relationship
As we have already mentioned, people who have never been in a relationship are very careful when it comes to giving their all to another person. After all, they don’t want to risk getting hurt by another person.
It’s understandable that they would be cautious about being committed to someone. But, in some cases, they can be too cautious to the point of being afraid to get into a serious relationship.
If you feel like the person you’re dating is very careful about committing to you and only wants to date, there’s a high chance that they have never been in a relationship before either.
8) They tend to behave romantically
For a person who has never experienced a relationship, behaving romantically could be the only thing they know how to do in order to express their feelings. In some cases, they also behave this way as a way of covering up their lack of romantic experience.
For example, if you’re dating someone who has never been in a relationship, they might start behaving romantically in a very exaggerated way. This can lead you to believe that you have the best relationship ever.
9) They have a hard time trusting someone else
People who have never been in a relationship before tend to feel very insecure when it comes to trusting other people.
They might not be sure how to distinguish between who’s telling the truth and who’s lying. They can also find it difficult to tell whether someone is genuinely interested in them or whether they’re being used.
This can make them very suspicious of another person, and this will affect the way they behave.
10) They have problems communicating their feelings
If you’re dating someone who has never been in a relationship, chances are that they will struggle with communicating their feelings.
It could be that when they do feel something and want to express it, they don’t know how to effectively communicate that to you. They could get embarrassed and stop themselves from telling you what’s going on because of this.
This can make it difficult for them to express themselves, especially if they’ve never been in a relationship previously.
Is it bad if someone has never been in a relationship?
Like in many cases, the answer to this question depends on the person.
Some people prefer to go through life without ever having their heartbroken. They don’t want to risk being hurt by someone else, so they decide not to get into a relationship.
Other people feel very confident about themselves and their ability to trust others and communicate their feelings, so they’re more likely to get into a relationship with someone.
But, if you’re dating someone who has never been in a relationship before, you need to be careful that they’re not acting this way for another reason. Maybe something is stopping them from getting into a verbally and emotionally honest relationship.
It’s also important to recognize that some people are just very cautious when it comes to getting into a relationship in the first place. This doesn’t necessarily mean they’ve never been in a relationship before.
You have to make sure that you’re not just assuming this about the person you’re dating.
If you really want to know whether the topic of their past relationships is something they feel comfortable talking about, it’s best to ask them instead of making assumptions.
What do you call someone who has never been in a relationship?
There are many different phrases you can use to describe someone who has never been in a relationship before, but they all mean the same thing.
Here’s how author Bella DePaulo, Ph.D. calls them:
“I just learned that there is a name for people who make it to their 20s or beyond without ever having had a romantic relationship. They are called ‘relationship virgins'”.
However, she later adds that “romantic relationship virgins” is probably the best term to use.
She explains her choice by saying that we begin to have various types of relationships with our parents and friends from an early age.
The pros of dating someone who has never been in a relationship before
1) They have no baggage
In a relationship, baggage tends to be something that either makes or breaks the relationship.
If you are dating someone who has never been in a relationship with anyone else before, they will probably have no baggage.
2) They are more romantic
Since they’ve never been in a relationship before, the person you’re dating might be very romantic.
They might have a lot of new and innovative things that they have come up with to impress you, like planning a really nice date or even writing you a love poem.
They won’t be as worried about getting into the little details because that won’t matter to them.
3) You’ll be the first person to see who they really are
When you date someone who has never been in a relationship before, you might be the first person to really see the real them.
In addition, they are more likely to show their true self to you and that can be very refreshing.
4) They will try their best to make the relationship work
No one wants to mess up their first somethings. For example, their first relationship, their first kiss, and the time they lose their virginity.
People who have never been in a relationship before might go out of their way to make sure that things work between them and the person they’re dating.
This can be very valuable in a long-term relationship as it can help keep the couple together.
The cons of dating a romantic relationship virgin
1) They might feel a little overwhelmed
In some cases, someone who has never been in a relationship before can be a little overwhelmed when it comes to talking about their feelings and trusting the person they’re dating.
2) They might have unrealistic expectations
Because they’ve never been in a relationship before, they might have some unrealistic expectations of what one is supposed to be like.
For example, they might think the person they’re dating should make all of their dreams come true, and that’s not realistic.
3) They might act a little more defensive in the beginning
Since they’ve never been in a relationship before, the person you’re dating might not want to say anything wrong because they don’t want to appear weak and vulnerable.
This can cause them to come across as a little more defensive and less trusting of you in the beginning. You’ll have to work together to break down this wall if you want your relationship to work.
Should you give this guy a chance or do you think it’s too risky?
On one hand, it would be great to be a guy’s first girlfriend, but on the other hand, you have to ask yourself if you can handle his lack of experience.
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