Psychological Importance Of Hard Launching Your Relationship | Signs You Should Begin Now!

Last Update on October 27, 2023 : Published on October 27, 2023
Hard Launching Your Relationship

When you meet someone new and you’re exploring your relationship, you don’t feel like making it public. Many of us do not tell people whether we are dating someone or not until we have a clear idea of where our relationship is headed.

Sometimes things are very casual and we don’t feel like announcing it to the world because we know it’s not a long-term thing. However, as time passes, we get a clear idea of how invested we are in our relationship.

Now, that’s when you need to decide whether you wish to make a soft launch or a hard launch. When you keep your relationship secret for a long time, it starts affecting you, doubt sets in, confidence in each other juggles, etc.

Want to know more about this launching concept in a relationship?

Here you go…

What Does It Mean To Hard Launch A Relationship?

Hard launching a relationship basically means accepting your relationship and announcing to the world that you two are seeing each other. To hard launch a relationship, one needs to act in a certain way that lets other people know the exact status of the relationship.

There are two ways you can launch your relationship, hard launch and soft launch. A soft launch is when you don’t hide your relationships from others but also do not provide complete details about them.

Har launch on the other hand is when you go all out about your relationship. You do not hide anything about your relationship. You share pictures of each other, go to events together, share your relationship milestones with everyone, etc.

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How Soft Launch is Different Than Hard Launch?

Soft launch and hard launch are two different ways to give an official statement about your relationship. The only difference between these two types of approaches to announcing your relationships is the number and type of people you choose to expose your relationship to.
Solf launching your relationship basically means telling your close friends and family about your relationship or introducing your partner to them. Soft launch can take place anytime you feel comfortable with revealing your relationship status in your inner circle.

On the other hand, hard launching your relationship is like making your relationship official and telling a large group of people. Hard launching should be done when you are 100% sure about your partner and where you both are headed.

Why Is Hard Launching Your Relationship Important?

How you choose to launch your relationship is completely your decision. However, to not let insecurities grow within your relationship, hard launching can become a requirement for your relationship.

Many people prefer to keep their relationship a secret in the beginning because they are not sure of how long it will last. Some don’t share their relationship status maybe because there are some complications involved or it holds a sensitive status around you.

After being together for a long time, your partner will obviously expect you to announce your relationship publicly. It feels good to know that your partner is completely invested in you and doesn’t shy away from accepting their love for you.

Here are some other reasons hard launching your relationship is important;

  • Makes your partner feel secure in the relationship
  • Increases love and trust in the relationship
  • It lets both partners know that you’re on the same page
  • Helps you make your priorities clear
  • Helps you strengthen your belief in each other
  • Helps you know that both of you are equally involved in the relationship

Basically, hard launching strengthens your relationship because you’ve finally reached a stage where you don’t need to hide anything. You have finally built a relationship that is strong enough to last a lifetime. However, the intensity of your hard launching is completely different for different couples.

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But the question is, how to know when to hard launch your relationship?

Here’s how to know….

Signs You Need To Hard Launch Your Relationship

It is slightly tricky to know whether you should make your relationship public or not. When you are in a relationship, both partners need to be on the same page, or else things can go wrong at any moment.

Here are a few signs that tell you if hard launching your relationship is the right thing to do;

1. When you feel confident in your relationship: hard launch your relationship when you can confidently say that you’ve found the one. It is the right time when you feel very confident about the relationship and bond you both share.

2. When you feel it is okay to accept the relationship publicly: sometimes we don’t feel like making things public (it can be because of any reason) however, make it public only when you feel comfortable in announcing your partnership.

3. When you’ve already made a soft launch: it’s not right to prolong the hard launch after you’ve already told your friends and family. Hard launch is the logical next step after you have announced your relationship in your inner circle.

4. When you are willing to take the next big step: relationships are always evolving, you move from seeing each other to dating – to living together – to putting on a ring – to marrying – to starting a family and so on. Make a hard launch when you feel like you are probably going to grow old together. Any of these milestones can be used as an opportunity to hard launch your relationship.

5. When you feel excited to show your love to the world: launching your relationship depends on both partners’ willingness to announce their love for each other in the public domain. If you feel excited even when thinking about letting the world know about your relationship, Do It Already! It’s a clear sign.

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How To Hard Launch Your Relationship?

Hard launching your relationship can be tricky as well as easy, depending on your situation. However, there are several ways you can hard launch your relationship. Let’s look at some of the options that you can try;

  • Announce it on social media
  • Message your friends and family about your relationship
  • Host a party and announce your relationship in front of everyone
  • Invite your partner to meet your families
  • Take them as your +1 for events
  • Conduct a ceremony to accept your relationship publicly

Do I Have to Soft Launch My Relationship Before Hard Launching It?

Is it necessary to soft launch your relationship before you make it public? Many of us juggle between whether we should only soft launch our relationship or it is time for the hard launch. Now, it is completely your choice whether you want to go for a soft launch before your hard launch.

However, it is only logical to soft launch your relationship first, It’s a personal opinion. Your friends and family deserve an exclusive announcement before you go all out. Other than that, I think your partner deserves to spend time with your friends and family as your partner and not a mere friend.

Your partner needs to feel accepted and loved by your friends and family. A soft launch will help your partner gain more confidence in your relationship and build trust. Therefore, it is not necessary for you to soft launch your relationship before you go for a hard launch but it is a better choice.

That’s All Folks!

I hope you found this blog about hard launching in a relationship helpful, interesting, and informative. Do share this blog with your friends and family so that we all know how important hard launching is and know when to do it.

Thanks for reading.

Take care and stay safe.

About The Author

Kirti Bhati
Kirti Bhati

I am an English literature (major) and psychology (minor) graduate from St. Bede’s College, Shimla. Postgraduate in Clinical psychology from IIS University, Jaipur. She has published a Research paper on Music therapy in the military population and Workplace stress in a national seminar conducted by Fortis hospital (gurugram) and international seminar conducted by St. Bede’s College, Shimla, Respectively. Authored a dissertation work on ‘effect of social media addiction on the mental and physical well-being in adolescents’ Currently working at calm sage as a writer.

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