Towards the end of this stage, and hopefully at other times throughout it, it is not unusual for questions of “is this the right person for me” to emerge.
For women especially there may also be a desire to figure out where the relationship is headed.
Questions about children, finances, careers, future goals and lifestyle should be discussed more fully.
Each person needs to listen to their own inner voice and wisdom.
It is important to talk over their thoughts and feelings with their partner while finding ways to keep from “pushing” for commitment.
There are 4 predictable stages that couples experience in a dating relationship.
At each stage, there is often a decision (sometimes more thoughtfully arrived at than others) to move forward or to end the relationship.
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.There should be a relationship with each other’s family and friends.Open and honest conversations should be happening as couples plan their present and future together.Early attraction often involves the physical attributes of the partner and include things like outward appearance, body type, interests and personality traits.At this stage, the attraction may not be too “deep” and each half of a couple is generally putting his or her best foot forward.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?