Dating progression

But when all your companions blend into one another, it may be time to take a look at your relationship patterns and figure out if you’re actually an addict. The idea of not having a significant other really bums you out.

You’d prefer to have a partner at all times, rather than dealing with the hurt and anguish of going through a messy breakup or spending time being single.

Before a man chooses whether or not to commit to you, you’ll need to move through a couple of key stages with him. Here, Christian Carter fills you in so you know what to expect…and tells you how to make the most of each stage so he’ll want to keep moving the relationship forward.

It’s natural for you to want to know that things are progressing in a relationship, but talking about it before a man is ready can often prevent the closeness you want.

This means they have no real way of not dragging emotional baggage from one relationship to the next.

By focusing on having fun and getting to know him during the first two stages, you’ve taken the pressure off of him, and he can naturally relax into the relationship.

The feel of the honeymoon period, where things are still fresh and fun before any real problems or resentment set in, is highly addictive.

This carefree feeling of love and happiness with multiple partners one after another stimulates exhilaration, passion, and excitement.

If you’re both enjoying your time together, he treats you well, and you’re feeling good about the relationship in general, resist the urge to think too far ahead.

The trick in this stage is to take the pressure off the future and enjoy getting to know him, while also being clear that you are evaluating your future together: “I’m happy with you and I want to keep dating, but the future’s important to me, too.

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