You met a great guy, and now you don't want to let him slip through your fingers. First, you'll want to make sure you're a good fit for each other. Think of yourself as a colander and him as spaghetti — you don't want him to slide through the bottom into the sink! So feel free to throw a noodle at the wall and see if it sticks. So how do you keep him on his toes?
8 Signs Your Fling Will Never Make It Past The Early Stages Of Dating
10 Emotional Stages of Starting to Date Someone New
Skip the outdated advice about playing it cool and go ahead and ask these important relationship questions before anything gets too serious. Do you want kids? Yes, it needs to be asked early. Whether you want kids or not, this is a dealbreaker for many couples. Do you want a future together? Nothing pisses me off more than wasting time dating someone, only to find out they never wanted anything more than a casual relationship. Some people have ridiculous standards and refuse to compromise.
The early stages of dating can be fun and exciting, but they can also be nerve-wracking, at least until you know whether things will work out. The first dates are a time to figure out whether your date has relationship potential. Getting too intimate too soon can overwhelm a budding relationship. This is true whether the intimacy is physical or emotional in nature. Instead of rushing it, take the time to learn more about who your date really is before getting intimate.
If you're ready to start dating later in life or someone who started after you friends, it can be easy to feel like you're the only one. I promise— you're not. There's nothing wrong with entering the dating game a little later than average. In fact, a lot of my friends didn't start to date until their mid to late 20s— and quite a few of them are hitting 30 without have ever being in a relationship.