Natural progression of dating
Still, understanding the stages helps you figure out where your relationship stands.The first stage of a relationship consists of falling in lust.So many people bail at this point and never actually reach the "Love" stage. You have reached the point of having a genuinely mature relationship, that, if you have chosen the right partner, is a beautiful thing.Reaching Stage 4 doesn't mean the fun is all over, though.After being in this stage for awhile many people make the mistake of thinking the relationship is in trouble because they aren't still infatuated.
This is also the time where feelings begin to deepen towards the other person while experiencing a reduced feeling of being "in love".
Recently I wrote about how we can often end up in situations that in our mind feel like we’re in a relationship because they have what appear to be the hallmarks of one, but they’re actually a casual relationship.
This is incredibly frustrating for the average person because they wonder how on earth they can be crazy about someone, share a number of the same interests, feel deep attraction, have sex and contact over a period of time, and still not be in a bondafide committed relationship.
by Wyldfire 1) Interest and Attraction -- this is where two people initially see or meet each other and decide they both want to get to know each other better.
2) Infatuation and Falling in Love -- this is the stage where you become blinded by your emotions and oftentimes behave like a love-sick puppy dog.
After sex, couples logically spend the night together, sleeping in the same bed. Nor does it prolong the time before marriage -- extended educations, a harder fight for decent employment, and a longer struggle for financial security has done more to stunt that than any 'unique' dating trend.