Expect after six months dating
You’d have a shit time and have that first flicker of doubt (“this going out stuff was more fun when I was single”).Probably takes place lying in bed when you least expect it.Just as marriages move through stages, so too do dating relationships.By mapping out the stages you can know what to expect and anticipate the challenges ahead.And the physical chemistry is about…well, literally chemistry, in this case oxytocin that fuels the sexual attraction and attractiveness, the obsessing about the other, the feelings of falling in love. You find you have a lot in common but her personality reminds you too much of your ex.
Chris has been in a relationship with Kara for the past year.Life is moment after moment of fearing you are abnormal.You fear that you are casting into an abyss: that your job is going nowhere and you are behind your friends at every stage. Relationships are a flashpoint, as they incorporate infinitesimal milestones: your first awkward kiss, the first time you have sex, the first time you float the idea of being “Facebook” official and then pretend you were joking.You no longer feel embarrassed about being naked around them; by extension are no longer embarrassed about being with them in front of your mates. Although their eyes are a lot smaller than you thought they were.
Obviously, this depends on when their birthday falls, not how long you’ve been dating.
To translate for the current economic climate: moving into a slightly nicer flat without any intrusive housemates around to walk in on your “romantic” cooking sessions. If you first met this boy or girl at 21 then no way.