9 phases of dating
This can range from a cautious interest to early strong desire, such as when a woman sees a man she does not know at a party and is immediately attracted to him.
With the motivation to meet, the next (and sometimes difficult) step is figuring out how to get to meet them.
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From the information gained so far, the possibilities for the nature of an ongoing relationship should be clear, whether it is one of friendship, convenience, exchange or romance.
This starts with proposals and continues with 'dates' in which pre-planned activities are jointly carried out.
A common part of developing intimacy is in revealing things about yourself that you would not easily tell others.
When we meet others we seek to classify them, typically using global or personal stereotypes which are often inadequate for the decisions made at this time.
Typically, greeting between strangers is highly formalized, with handshakes, exchange of names and simple pleasantries such as discussing the weather, local sports or other safe topics.
This is quite common and most people have many acquaintances with relatively few good friends.
This says 'I trust you' and encourages a reciprocal exposure of vulnerabilities.
Coming together is seldom a single movement and often appears as a dance with one approaching, the other retreating then moving back in and so forth.
When both parties want to develop the relationship further, then there is more activity to get to a stronger closeness.
Getting closer means spending more time with the other person.There is also information exchange which helps with the next stage of deciding where to take the relationship.