Taking things to the next level might be complicated in the beginning. Here are a few do’s and don’ts for the same.
Anyone who has had a relationship or more knows how tricky new relationship can be. Firstly you are a little nervous, there are plenty of butterflies in your stomach and if you have had a relationship in the past, you are scared too. In such a mix of emotions, it becomes but natural to behave in an unexpected and unwelcoming way.
So, if you have started a new relationship, here are a few do’s and don’ts that will help you survive the first crucial weeks of your relationship.
Do: Make plans in advance
There’s nothing worse than getting a text at 6 PM saying “movie tonight?” Make a plan a day or two before so that your partner knows you’re actually prioritizing the date.
Don’t: Talk about your ex constantly
Whether it’s an overabundance of compliments or an onslaught of insults, talking about an ex all the time is really irritating. Don’t be silent on the subject completely; just don’t bring it up every now and then.
Do: Make an effort with their friends
You may feel like not wanting to leave your new beau’s side for several months. But to keep things going, you’ll need to get out there and woo his/her friends too. Once they see you bonding with their friends, they would want to keep you around.
Don’t: Get too attached
Yes, you read it right, this is the modern age after all. Love comes and goes and before you know it, you’re back on Tinder. Not to be a pessimist, but it’s better not to get overly attached for the initial period.
Do: Take a break from Tinder
You will have to stop going on random first dates or flirting over texts with a stranger if you’re actually starting something real. So say no to Tinder for a while.
Don’t: Send messages constantly
You might be excited to share every minute detail of your life with your new beau, but the reality is they need some time too. Wait for a few days until you find out whether they are interested in hearing everything about your day or not.
Do: Foot the bill
This goes for both the genders. Divide your bills for dates and hangouts in advance. Sure, after a few months you can go dutch on everything, but it’s fun to make that special someone feel pampered by giving them a treat.
Don’t: Play it too cool
If you’re lucky enough to find someone with whom you do enjoy spending your time with, let them know. If you like them, be bold and tell them? Honesty goes a long way in helping to move you from early dating to real relationship territory.