7 Critical Moments: from Dating to Relationship ...


From Dating to Relationship – if you met a person that seems promising, this would, of course, be your desired path and you would, of course, hope it will be smooth sailing all the way through.

Well, I do hope you are so lucky although I must stress that things rarely happen by themselves.

After all, even the lottery winners had to buy a ticket which pretty much means they had to invest something to be able to hope something even better will eventually happen to them.

Going from dating to relationship is also a process that requires your attention, effort, energy, interaction and, sometimes, even the ability to be your own shrink, best friend and a fortune teller all in the same time.

Zany, huh?

Well, take a look at these 7 situations you will find yourself in while taking that often bumpy road from dating to relationship and read all about how to react and what to expect:

1. Expectations

You can’t grab a guy for his collar, shake him a few times and say, “Listen, dude, do you mean business or am I just wasting my time here?” That’s the beauty of dating- you never know how serious it’s going to turn out.

Sometimes that transition from dating to relationship goes so smoothly, you don’t even notice it when it happens and, sometimes things just take a different turn.2

Trying to “make it serious” is a universal thing, something both guys and girls do when they find a person they like and, although I am all for being honest with your feelings I don’t think that should give you or him the excuse to start pushing it.

Be patient and show your date how much you enjoy the moments you spend together but leave him or her plenty of room to figure out if he/she feels the same way for you.

Some people just need more time so pushing things might ruin something that could have been a wonderful relationship.

First Sex


Jelena I'm so happy you wrote this article. I often find that so many of us women who have been out of the game for awhile, single moms, or just having a hard time dating. I myself am a single mom and find dating to be hard...it's like what ever happen to the hand written notes "do you like me? Yes or no" I don't mean that in the literal sense but I'm sure you can gather what it is I am trying to say. Currently I met this guy through a date app as one if those last resort let me try this and see where it goes. It all begin over a simple compliment on a photo and I thanked him and it went from there. He's really just your average blue collar worker, used to be in the army reserves, has a child just as I do and loves outdoors and country style of living. I on the other hand am a city girl, single mom, addicted to fashion. However, we find similar interest in a lot of things and our way if thinking is similar to some degree and while I am not as nature outdoorsy as he, we've jokingly made exceptions to the rule...lol. For example, I want to learn to fish and I am not a fan of hiking over several days and sleeping in the wilderness, but would gladly have dinner and dry clothes waiting in a cabin when he coms back, his idea which I gladly agreed with. I mean a girl needs running water and plumbing and maybe if I am lucky wi-fi. Needless to say we enjoy each other's company, he's a gentleman in every meaning of he word and always has such lovely things to say to me in compliments to pretty much everything. My anxiety is what really gets me is that I am at a point in my life where I want to find someone I can be in a long term relationship with and essentially share my life with and I tend to in my mind overthink it and have that idea of a instant relationship in my head, which I know has no plentiful to end well, but in my defense I don't act on those thoughts. By that I mean I am not a super tester or caller...I keep a safe distance as not to send up red flags...I allow him to say hey let's hang out or whatever. I guess I just want to know how do I bring up the topic of where are we going if anywhere at all without scaring him off. I should mention this has been on-going for not quite 2 months yet, but close to it. We talk on average every other day at least once sometimes more. I probably know the answer to this, but need someone else to tell me as I am sure is the case with many women.
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