If our real life were a reel rom-com, then the relationships would go something like meeting the person, locking eyes, and knowing in your soul that they are the one from the first “hello.” Then living life together, baking together, holding hands during sunset strolls, walking on the long trails, and whatnot. But to no one’s surprise, every relationship tends to develop differently from that shown in cinema. It is tough to navigate at the beginning of the relationship but can also make or break the longevity of your romance.
Here are five dating tips and advice for a new relationship.
Dating Tips and Advice
Focus on present
Fears and past experiences are pretty natural in a new relationship as it is a survival mechanism to prevent getting heartbroken again. But it might prevent you from truly being happy in a new relationship. For example, if your past partner was unfaithful, your new partner doesn’t need to be the same. Therefore, do not distrust your new partner just because of your past relationship. It would help if you focused on the present. If the person is trustworthy enough to date, it means you should trust them. It is a universal fact that slow and steady wins the race. Therefore, could you not rush into it? Spend the first few dates to get to know each other.
Talk about the future.
Staying in the present, you should also focus on your future. Future means not talking about the kids, but at least your life goals and dreams. Work on growing together and focus on the long term. Communicate about these things and make everything clear.
Are you attracted to the person or the idea of a relationship?
When we see two people in a relationship, this idea is that the relationship is so attractive. We do not even realize that we are more attracted to the idea of a relationship than the person we are in a relationship with. Do not ignore red flags in a relationship and communicate well.
Do not skip the sex talk!
Sex is the essential part of a relationship, so does sex talk. This talk should go without saying, but if you are not comfortable talking about sexual health with your partner, then you are not ready to be intimate. Discuss your likes, dislikes, fantasies, and everything that you cannot talk about with everyone.
Meet each other’s friends
Meeting homies is one very crucial part of the relationship. Since in a new relationship, you may be tempted to keep it all to yourself. But the way you interact with each other’s crew can give insight into your partner. It will tell you what your relationship looks like. Also, friends might see something that we do not get to know. So, if you both fit in seamlessly with each other’s group of friends and establish a mutual friendship, then your relationship will work potentially.
All in all, we get to know that conversation is the key to a successful relationship