You might have had to cut back on your social activities and minimise community participation because personal obligations required your undivided attention. Fortunately, you will have more time for successful networking in the weeks ahead. But remember, your responsibilities won't just disappear overnight; nevertheless, you should be able to reconnect with like-minded individuals.
You have realised for some time that this is no casual relationship, and the fire of love is burning ever deeper into your heart and soul. Perhaps you should talk about whether you feel ready to take it all a stage further, and make your commitment formally in front of friends and family.