What did surprise me was their relationship timeline: they’d met in June, and moved in together after just three months. On the other hand, they didn’t kiss until their fifth date because she didn’t feel ready before. Couples have met, married, and even had kids in the time we’ve been together.
All of this was in complete opposition to the relationship timeline I’d experienced in my one major adult relationship with my boyfriend. Case in point, my sister and brother-in-law met just 2 months before us, but they’ve been married 1 1/2 years now.
The truth is that every relationship is unique and there are no time stamps for the important milestones.
There is cuddling, but no one spends the night and no one worries about why no one spent the night. Third Date: If one person has been paying, the other person pays. Swearing to campaign for a pro-marriage equality candidate or volunteer at a soup kitchen is the same thing as actually doing it. If one of you uses a unicycle as her main form of transportation, this must be disclosed now.
If one of you is a Republican, this must be disclosed now.
(By “cat person,” I literally mean part cat.) If one of you is not out, this must be disclosed now.
‘We all ask our friends, ‘When did you know your partner was The One? ’ If your relationship isn’t falling within these time frames, use them to adjust your expectations.’ Or, you know, just do whatever feels comfortable for you and your partner.
They all started and developed relatively the same, right? A relationship timeline – no matter who you date – should be relatively similar. Each relationship goes through different stages at different times.