Why is it then that the stages of a romantic relationship are dicier to pick apart?While it's true that every relationship cycles through different phases, exactly what they entail and how long they last differ from couple to couple.Stage 1: Initial Meeting/Attraction Dating relationships have to start somewhere.The initial meeting may take place over the internet, through friends, in a church or social group, at a party or bar or any one of a myriad of many different places.
Unfortunately, some people don’t fully experience and process each stage as an opportunity for personal growth or to make a healthy evaluation about the relationship or about themselves.
Love To Know (LTK): Why is it important to know about the five stages of dating? If you try to avoid one of the stages, problems may develop in the relationship which may result in you or your partner ending the relationship.
When you recognize what stage of dating the relationship is in, you will understand what is called for or needed in order to move through that stage and onto the next stage.
Early attraction often involves the physical attributes of the partner and include things like outward appearance, body type, interests and personality traits.
At this stage, the attraction may not be too “deep” and each half of a couple is generally putting his or her best foot forward.