Dating someone new is exciting. You have a fresh start to form a new relationship – a completely clean slate. Although everything is exciting in this new relationship, there are a couple of things you should keep in mind when you start dating someone new to help ensure that you’re off to a good start.
This is a new relationship with a new person. You need to take some time to get to know one another and that means leaving issues from past relationships where they belong – in the past. Comparing past relationships to current ones only leads to trouble. Jess Lively from TheEveryGirl.com said that it isn’t good to let the memories and experiences from past relationships tarnish your shiny new relationship. Although lessons from past relationships can help you learn exactly what you want from this new relationship, letting them get in the way of a new relationship only leads to trouble.
Take it slow
Going on a couple of dates with someone does not mean you’re automatically in a relationship. EHarmony.com warns to watch what you post online. You wouldn’t want your new special someone to see an embarrassing picture of you that got posted online, but you also don’t want to define a relationship online that might not quite be there yet. Make sure you’re both on the same page with where things are going before posting your exciting news all over social media.
Look for signs
While you shouldn’t be over analyzing your new relationship, you definitely shouldn’t ignore warning signs. Jessica Booth for Gurl.com said a common mistake that people make in a new relationship is ignoring signs of a bad boyfriend or bad relationship. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the new relationship and forget to keep an eye out for things that could be a bigger problem down the road. It’s better to be aware of possible problems in the early stages of dating someone rather than ignoring them until things get too serious.
While dating someone new is fun, you still need to take care of important things – like yourself! The most important thing to keep in mind when you start dating someone new is to take care of yourself. No matter what happens with your new relationship, making time to take care of yourself will help to keep you happy and healthy in the long run.
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