Gorshow explains, "Sometime after the three-month mark, the excitement of the relationship slows just a bit.
This allows us to begin to take off those rose-colored glasses and determine if there is more to this relationship than a lot of physical attraction." That's when a deeper connection starts to develop.
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.
If there is a connection, the couple will naturally move toward dating exclusively".
Invariably if the person I’m speaking to has been single at any point in the last decade, then yes, they know exactly what I mean, because if there’s one scenario that’s become endemic amongst myself and my peers, it’s our inability to define a relationship after the first five or six dates. Is it too soon to refer to someone as your boyfriend? If you’ve been on 12 dates with someone, you really don’t still want to be seeing other people do you?
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.
But if you’re not seeing anyone else, and you’re seeing a lot of each other what on earth is it if it’s not a relationship?