But there are a few traits about every single relationship that binds all relationships along a similar path. You may have been in several relationships in your life, and all of them may have been very different from the earlier one.I wrote about this 5-step process in almost 20 years agao and it still works. In the first stage of dating, we find ourselves attracted to a potential partner. It is our hope that the feeling is mutual, that the timing is right, and that we will have an opportunity to explore the possibilities.In stage two, the challenge is to recognize a shift from feeling attraction to feeling uncertain if that partner is right for us.And these stages are like tests that check your compatibility with each other.
The real prize of a relationship between a man and a woman is to get to the fifth stage, the blissful love stage.
In stage three, we have made a mutual decision to be in a committed, exclusive relationship.
The energy that went into looking for the right person can now go into creating a mutually loving and romantic relationship.
So, in the lust and romance stage of a relationship, which is otherwise known as the dating phase, the man and woman will experience a dump of natural chemicals in their brain; chemicals like dopamine, oxytocin, phenylethylamine, and norepinephrine.
The thing is most Hollywood movies show this stage of a relationship as being the peak of a relationship.
You just want to be together, have sex and enjoy each other’s company.
According to scientists, at this stage of a relationship, natural chemicals are released in the brain to make a couple want to be together, have sex, and stay together long enough for offspring to be created.
What was once explainable using a single digit binary code now requires the decimal system. Looking from the outside in, on the other hand, gives shape to the confusing and convoluted dating culture that we have created for ourselves.
Here are the more easily recognizable stages: Regardless of whether you met on the street, in a coffee shop, at your yoga class or in the park, the first date tallies up to one thing: either a successful or failed one-night stand.
This feeling is normal and you should be on alert not to be swayed by it.
When you are dating someone who seems very special to you, it is normal to suddenly wonder whether you wish to continue dating that person.