Dating relationship time frame

16 Sep

“You never know—you could end up marrying someone you sleep with the first time you meet! A better approach: Be in the moment with that person, but it’s also important that both partners feel comfortable—if you’re with a considerate partner they should be wiling to wait.

However, if you know you tend to get attached quickly, be careful of scheduling an adult sleepover too soon.

One caveat: If you hate your job or feel slighted over not getting a promotion, keep it to yourself on the first few dates.

Rather than complain about your boss all dinner long, talk about where you hope your career will go in the future, or segue into other topics outside the office, suggests Campbell.

Tell him about training for your upcoming marathon, and ask what he likes to do in his spare time too.

Another area that can be sensitive for some people is discussing salary.

Then, when you decide the person you’re dating is truly someone you trust, you can say, “I feel like I’m getting close to you and want to tell you something, but I’d appreciate it if you respected my privacy and not discuss this with anyone else”—and feel free to share without risk.“People should make this leap when—and only when—both partners see a long-term future together,” says Campbell.

Of course, sharing basic details about your past relationships (how many people you’ve dated seriously and how long the relationships lasted) is fair game when you start to get serious with someone.

But sharing anything more personal (your sex life and number of partners, for example) is up to you to decide.

"In the beginning of a relationship, you'll cover a wide array of topics that are relatively superficial, then the more you get to know someone, the closer you'll move to the center of circle and talk about topics that are closer to your heart," she explains.

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