The initial stages of dating can indeed be exciting and fun, and yet they can be nervous, at least till you know whether or not things will work out in the long run. The very first 3-5 dates are crucial in determining whether or not your date has potential for a long-term relationship.
Additionally, it is easy to sabotage any potential that may emerge during this period. In the event that you’ve found someone you’re interested in, implement these guidelines to ensure that everything goes smoothly.
Take it easy when it comes to intimacy.
Too much intimacy too soon can derail a new relationship’s development. This holds true regardless of whether the intimacy is emotional or physical in character.
You may be tempted to jump into bed with someone or to spend a lot of time discussing your feelings for each other when you are strongly attracted to them. However, many relationships aren’t prepared for this level of interaction at this point in the game, especially early on.
Instead of rushing things, take the time to get to know your date better before getting intimate with him or her in any way. If everything works out, deferring gratification will be worthwhile.
Stay away from heavy subjects.
Perhaps you’ve met someone who has also gone through a difficult divorce, lost their job, or been the victim of an unfaithful ex. It’s fine to establish that you share those characteristics, but refrain from going into too much detail about them or how hard they have been for you in the past.
Topics that are emotionally heavy can detract from the early dating experience & cause your date to wonder if you are carrying too much emotional baggage. Instead, pay attention to learning further about your date’s job, hobbies, family, and the places he or she has resided or traveled to in the past.
Once you’ve passed through the awkwardness of the early dating stage, your relationship should be able to withstand the occasional discussion of difficult subjects.
Once a week, treat yourself to a night out.
Trying to control the regularity of dates during the initial stages of dating can help you avoid moving too quickly or sabotaging your new romance with heavy topics.
Consider scheduling dates once a week, or no more than twice a week at the most. You will have more time to get used to the new special person and determine whether or not he or she is a perfect fit for you in this manner. Maintain a similar frequency of phone conversations, text messages, and emails to several times each week.
Introductions will be postponed.
In the beginning of a relationship, it is important to know your date, & for him or her to get to understand you. Avoid meeting each other’s friends, parents, or children in order to keep this process as simple as possible.
Sure, you’d like to hear their thoughts, but looking to impress each other is difficult enough already without having to stress about impressing a whole load of people as well.
Instead, concentrate on strengthening the bond that already exists between you. Then, after you’ve been dating for a while and have decided that you want to enter into a relationship, you can start making introductions to other significant others in your life.