Topics: 40 Days of Dating - Day One
The early stages of dating can be fun and exciting, but they can also be nerve-wracking, at least until you know whether things will work out. The first 3-5 dates are a time to figure out whether your date has relationship potential. They are also a time when it’s easy to ruin any potential that may exist. If you’ve found someone you’re interested in, follow these tips to ensure that things go successfully.
Getting too intimate too soon can overwhelm a budding relationship. This is true whether the intimacy is physical or emotional in nature. When you’re strongly attracted to someone, it’s tempting to jump into bed or talk a lot about your feelings for one another. However, this early in the game, many relationships aren’t ready for this level of intimacy. Instead of rushing it, take the time to learn more about who your date really is before getting intimate. If things work out, the delayed gratification will pay off.
During the early stages of dating, controlling the frequency of dates can prevent you from moving too fast or dampening your budding relationship with heavy topics. Consider limiting your dates to once per week, twice at most. This way, you both get time to get used to the new person in your life and evaluate whether he or she is a good match for you. Likewise, limit your phone calls, texts, and emails to a few times per week.