All relationships have a natural progression, as evidenced by the five stages of dating.According to Lori Gorshow, "the first two to three months in a new relationship are about getting to know a person enough to decide if you want to continue. Partly because what we experience when we first meet is attraction.
For most couples, this stage begins to show up after the couple has been dating for longer than six months.(LTK): What happens when the relationship moves on to the fifth stage?Relationship expert and author of “He’s Just Not Your Type (And That’s a Good Thing)” Andrea Syrtash says, “having some different interests from your partner makes your relationship more exciting.You don’t want to be with a carbon copy of yourself! “Ultimately, it’s not that someone has money, but how they are with money, that is important to figure out.(LTK): What do people need to know about the first stage of dating?
(LG): The purpose of stage one is to determine if there is enough chemistry, commonality and interest to warrant dating.
Gorshow explains, "If we feel that the person we're dating shares our values, similar interests and similar views on important issues, we begin to feel a stronger connection that moves us towards wanting to be more emotionally intimate.
If there isn't a connection, the couple will break-up at this point.
Doing this demonstrates to your partner that you are caring, patient and supportive. (LG): Stage three is where differences between the couple begin coming to the surface.
It is also where each partner will decide for his and her self, whether to continue the relationship.
Before pursuing a long term union, it’s important to find out if your partner has debts (and if so, how much), and how his or her credit score is.” Simply put, ask your partner what they want out of life.