Relationships changed from dating to serious
But the bigger danger is that it does all click and both are so caught up in the greatness of it all that neither one wants to rock the boat and spoil the magic. That both partners hold back – you don’t bring up that he was late, or that she tends to dominate the dinner conversations even though it bothers you.
Physical distance keeps the potential emotional conflict at bay: You bite your tongue and by the time the next weekend rolls around your irritation has receded.
The issue isn't about chewing and food, but about bringing honesty and realness into the relationship from the start so the person gets a true sense of who you really are and what is important to you.
Just as marriages move through stages, so too do dating relationships.
Running along this is finding in each other what you most need – someone who listens or someone who seems decisive; someone who is gentle or someone who is strong and confident. well, literally chemistry, in this case the oxytocin that fuels the sexual attraction and attractiveness, the obsessing about the other, the feelings of falling in love. You find you have a lot in common but her personality reminds you too much of your ex.
Or you have a lot in common but there is no sexual attraction; you try to shift the relationship to friend status.
It’s safe to say there many others out there who are in the same boat as you, each of them asking the same questions.
Perhaps among the most popular bit of information people want to know is how long it will take for them to get over a breakup, and when should they start dating again.