Going slowly in making any decisions about a relationship are more likely to be better ones than moving quickly (unless it is clear that the relationship is not a good fit).
Stage 3: “Enlightenment” and Becoming a Couple During this stage of a relationship, hormones are calming down and reality sets in. Trust is stronger and more intimacies may be shared at this stage as couples take away some of their “best face” and allow themselves to act more naturally and relaxed.
He just is the way he is, and his closed-off demeanor can make you crazy sometimes because you don’t quite know where he stands.
He never seems to be fully in it, there always seems to be a distance between the two of you, even during the most intimate moments.
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.
Early attraction often involves the physical attributes of the partner and include things like outward appearance, body type, interests and personality traits.
Differences are normal and couples will learn about themselves and their relationship as they note how they handle these differences with each other.
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.
There is no need to rush through this important stage and every reason to go slowly.
Stage 4: Commitment or Engagement At this stage in a relationship, couples should have a good understanding of their partner’s values, life style, and goals for the future.