Starting up a new relationship is the best and the worst thing. You’re excited about this cool new person, but you’re also confused about timelines and whether or not things are working out the way they should. Not everything happens on a smooth and steady timeline, but in a perfect world, here’s how your new relationship would develop:
1. YOU MUTUALLY AGREE ON A SECOND DATE ON THE NIGHT OF THE FIRST ONE.
You’ve been there so many times: you have a decent date, tell the guy you had fun, he says he’ll text you… and then you never hear from him again. In the best case scenario, you like a guy and it’s super clear that he’s interested, too. You both discuss hanging out again before you say goodnight.
2. THERE’S NO RADIO SILENCE BETWEEN DATES.
Sure, you don’t want a clingy guy who texts you like he has no job and no life. But you also don’t want to start something with a guy who doesn’t feel like ever getting in touch. You want there to be a good amount of texting going on between dates. This will help you get to know each other and develop your bond a bit. Plus there’s the fact that when a guy likes you, he texts you. Period. That proves that you’re on his mind even when you’re not together.