It's so easy to get swept up in the rush of lovey-dovey feelings you get from dating someone new. But according to experts, it's pretty important to stay grounded during the first three months of dating. Because as amazing as those new love feels are, those first 90 days can determine whether or not your new relationship is the real thing or has an expiration date. Although every relationship differs, three months is considered to be the average length of the first stage of a relationship.
Dating? Be aware of the '3-month rule'
8 True Reasons Why Guys "Pop Up" Months Later
Cue the montage of the two of you laughing, holding hands, and riding a tandem bicycle. Of course, in real life, lasting relationships tend to develop a bit less cinematically. When we meet someone we really like—someone with whom we have instant chemistry and infinite things to talk about—the desire to spend all of our time with that person right away can obviously be intense. But Seth Meyers, Psy. The logic? Is the once-a-week rule right for you? We asked Meyers and other relationship experts to delve deeper into why you should consider starting things off very slowly.
6 Questions at the 3-month dating mark
Finding the right gift for that special guy in your life is hard enough. If you've only recently started dating, however, you have a real challenge on your hands -- unless you've been friends for some time. You don't want to go for a gift that screams long-term relationship, but it would be rude not to get him anything. Focus on casual gifts or birthday experiences that relate to his interests or that the two of you can enjoy together.
The day trial period, often known as the honeymoon phase , is marked with dating wonder. This is when the sight of his name on caller ID gives you butterflies, when lavish nights out or cozy nights in seem equally desirable, and when you doodle his name in a heart bubble circa 4th grade. Before you decide whether Mr. McDreamy has staying power beyond the initial ooey gooey phase, ask yourself these 6 questions.