Often (not always) there is not enough “is this the right person for me” but rather more “what can I do to make this person like me?” This stage may last for 3 or 4 months depending on the individuals and their maturity, experience and self-understanding.
Some stages take longer than others to go through and some people take much longer at each stage.
Unfortunately, some people don’t fully experience and process each stage as an opportunity for personal growth or to make a healthy evaluation about the relationship or about themselves.
You may even want to spend all of your time together. That way you can connect with other people who care about you, too.
And you'll have time for goals and activities that matter to you. Love involves really knowing someone, respecting them, trusting them, and caring about their happiness.
Differences are not noticed or are dismissed with thoughts like “not a big deal” or “she will change”.
Couples generally do not have much conflict at this stage of the cycle as each is really trying hard to impress the other person.If you think the person you're dating is abusive, get help.Talk to your parents or guardians or other adult you trust. If you have been raped, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline online or at 800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673).Stage 1: Initial Meeting/Attraction Dating relationships have to start somewhere.The initial meeting may take place over the internet, through friends, in a church or social group, at a party or bar or any one of a myriad of many different places.Waiting until the heat of the moment to try to cool things down doesn't work as well.