Phases of dating
Well, thanks to modern psychology, there sort of is.
Love is a confusing and often dizzying journey, but many of the relationship stages people experience are based on hormones and basic body chemistry.
You send screenshots to your BFF, with, “Isn’t he the cutest? You start having thoughts like, “When am I going to meet his friends? ” The future is on your mind and you don't hate it. At this point, you realize you either love or hate this person.
” You two set up another date, and then another one. You two start getting a little more comfortable with each other. You two will either decide to become exclusive or become nothing at all.
At times it will feel like your partner has forgotten you or that you simply don’t have time to date.
Although you may feel the relationship is faltering, this is actually a sign your relationship is capable of blending with your everyday life.
While you’re the one logically deciding “yay or nay,” your body is busy releasing oxytocin, vasopressin, and dopamine to keep you craving more even after you’ve been with someone for many years.
You might be struck by how attractive your date is or how kind they are.
This stage encourages your brain to release that feel-good trio (oxytocin, vasopressin and dopamine) to make sex better than ever. This strong emotional bond reaches out to other aspects of your life, too.
You are more likely to look out for your partner’s best interests and make decisions as a couple instead of making plans as a single person. It’s been a long, emotional journey but you made it!
You know that cartoon character with the hearts coming out of its eyes? You can’t stop thinking about this person, even though you barely know him/her. This is where your butterflies turn into nervousness. Your nerves are on high alert and having a nice glass of wine during dinner has never sounded better.
Once your date starts, your nerves will start to die down and all is well with the world again.If your date went well, you might start to go into obsession mode. You watch your phone like it's a bomb, possibly ready to explode.