We've all been there – you go on a date about in mid-November and by December 1 you're 'sort of a thing but not really', and you're not sure whether inviting them to your cousin's wedding is a total no-no or not.
Aren't the early stages just the best?!
What intensifies the whole situation all the more, however, is little voice in the back of your head asking whether you should buy them a gift – or do you think they're going to buy you a gift.
So here are 14 presents you can get for your kinda-other half-kinda thing without acting the mentaller.
1. Blow Monkey Nail Dryer
Has she (or he) been late to a previous date due to wet nails? Wet no more with this Blow Monkey Nail Dryer, the perfect Christmas stocking filler to have a laugh and also show that you wanna go on more dates. Cha-ching.
2. Tommy Tiernan Box Set
Gas times for all involved – if you like him, it's genuinely funny; if you don't, it's ironically funny – as well as the opportunity to create a Netflix-and-chill type situation.
3. Concert tickets
Take a quick gawk at their Spotify and see if anyone they like will be in Ireland anytime soon.
Or a panto.
4. A mix-tape
Or hell, even a playlist. So bad it's actually good.
Stick on some modern love-story tunes such as Rather Be and Music Sounds Better With You to keep it real.
5. Pizza & Fries Blankets
Who could resist the thought of snuggling up together in blankets that look good enough to eat? No one, that's who.
6. Cards Against Humanity
A way to find out the inner workings of their mind without being a Facebook stalker. Genius.
7. A Bush Portable Bluetooth Speaker
If you're going to actually, y'know, get a serious present.
Easy, cheap present for guys and gals. Get yours from Argos.
8. Dinosaur slippers
These are sure-fire favourites for everyone and anyone with feet. Also everyone needs fresh, new slippers for Christmas morning, right? Get yours from Tiger.
Also, for the messier one in the relationship (not that you're, like, calling it that?)...
9. Mop slippers
A cute gift that will make them laugh, and more importantly make them think.
10. The Man Candle
For the manly man who's partial to a bit of aromatherapy.
11. The Beard Book
Since the world and its mother have beards at the minute, this book could both poke fun at your significant other's facial hair (or lack thereof) and give them beardspiration to keep on growing forever.
12. A replace-face pillow
Because who doesn't want to lay their head on their celebrity crush in an army uniform?