The beginning of a dating relationship
When you are separated from your new love, use the time to maintain your other relationships and spend time doing things you enjoy.
A sad fact of dating and relationships is that you risk getting hurt emotionally.
Keep this in mind as you read advice and as you progress in your relationship.
Before a relationship begins, it has to officially start, but what causes a relationship to start?
This may not always be the best thing to do, however.
Intimacy is easily confused for love, which could lead to you being in a relationship based on intimacy alone.
At this stage, however, dating should be seen as both a way to have fun together and to explore each other's personalities and reactions to various situations. Doing the same thing over and over won't help you decide if you want to continue your relationship.
Spending time apart will keep the excitement level high as you both anticipate seeing each other again soon.
Ask your friends and family what they think of your new partner and whether they've noticed any changes in you-either positive or negative.
Your friends may be able to see that your relationship isn't very solid, or they may see even before you do how great it's going.
Is it after you've been dating a certain length of time, after your first kiss, or perhaps after saying "I love you"?
Opinions vary and there is no right or wrong answer.