It may work out, or it may not

Adult dating progression

For the first few dates showing up on time and being yourself is a sure way to start the date off right. If there isn't a connection, the couple will break-up at this point.

It is also an opportunity to both learn and use problem-solving skills with your partner. 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.

Stage four is a when the couple learns how to be a couple and still maintain a level of independence within the relationship. Doing this demonstrates to your partner that you are caring, patient and supportive. For some people the fear of their partner wanting to socialize without them, triggers feelings of insecurity, or fear of an imminent ending to the relationship. He was clear about this from the start. Stage three is also an opportunity to build a deeper relationship with your partner as each of you recognizes that you are loved and accepted for being your true self.

She went too far too fast. Independence and Interdependence Once partners learn to deal with their differences, the relationship will progress, often after dating for six months.

Partly because what we experience when we first meet is attraction. Be honest with me, but keep some things to yourself. Healthy Commitment The relationship moves on to the fifth and final stage. Ask questions as they come up.

Stage three is where differences between the couple begin coming to the surface. Having successfully completed the four previous stages, the couple has built a foundation on trust, honesty and integrity. Deeper Connections Develop If there is more than a lot of physical attraction, that's when a deeper connection starts to develop.

Stage four is a

This is where trust develops in a relationship. Let me give you some insight as to what most guys are expecting to happen. It is not fair to them and it is not fair to you.

Doing this demonstrates to your

If the partner with the insecurity does not address his or her own issues, the result may be an unintended break-up. If there is a connection, the couple will naturally move toward dating exclusively. 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. For some, this is marriage.

Some have even begun to speak of marriage. Sometime after the three-month mark, the excitement of the relationship slows just a bit.