The Five Stages Of Dating Stage One: Attraction In stage one of dating, we experience our initial attraction to a potential partner.The challenge in this first stage is to make sure you get the opportunity to express that attraction and get to know a potential partner.
We want the opportunity to give and receive love in a special relationship without competition.
With a clear understanding of how men and women approach dating differently, you will be able to put your best foot forward.
Stage Two: Uncertainty In stage two, we experience a shift from feeling attraction to feeling uncertain that our partner is right for us.
We feel relaxed enough to let down our guard and share ourselves more deeply than before.
The opportunity of this stage is to experience the best in ourselves and our partner, while the challenge to deal with our less-than-best sides.
When you are dating someone who seems really special to you, it is quite normal suddenly to wonder whether you wish to continue dating that person.
Without an understanding of this stage, it is too easy for a man to drift from one partner to another and for a woman to make the mistake of pursuing a man more than he is pursuing her.
To do this, it is essential that we have a deeper understanding of the different worlds we come from.
While I have explored many of these differences in my previous book Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, there are many issues specifically relevant to being single that were not covered.
We want to relax and have more time to share with our partner.
All of the energy that went into looking for the right person can now go into creating a mutually loving and romantic relationship.
For this reason there are times when we cannot just "be ourselves." Instead, we must hold back our initial gut reactions and measure our responses in ways that will communicate where we are coming from.