(LTK): What happens after two people decide they want to spend time together in a dating context?
(LG): Stage two is the romantic stage and usually lasts for two to three months.
Love To Know (LTK): Why is it important to know about the five stages of dating? If you try to avoid one of the stages, problems may develop in the relationship which may result in you or your partner ending the relationship.
When you recognize what stage of dating the relationship is in, you will understand what is called for or needed in order to move through that stage and onto the next stage.
For most couples, this stage begins to show up after the couple has been dating for longer than six months.
(LTK): What happens when the relationship moves on to the fifth stage?
During this phase: (LTK): Once partners learn to deal with their differences, how does the relationship progress?
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.
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.
This attraction is surface-level affection otherwise known as infatuation".
Of course, not every relationship moves beyond infatuation - and infatuation doesn't last very long.