Expectations in dating
Or, you’ll manage a Tinder date where you didn’t get cat fished. Expectation: You go to a busy little restaurant and the sparks will fly.
Three months into dating my husband I was upset that he wasn’t ready to commit to an exclusive relationship.
Reality: You head to a bar because if he’s a terrible person, at least alcohol can numb some of his remarks about Trump and Brexit.
Expectation: You’re starting to feel a little bit smitten, everything about him is spectacular, the sun is shining, the birds are singing.
He said he really liked me but didn’t like to rush into relationships without being sure.
He wanted to keep dating but take more time before committing.
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Communicate what you want/need and be prepared to really listen to what the other person wants and needs. Patiently Waiting to Get Engaged According to Gary Chapman’s famous book, The Five Love Languages, people express their love in different ways: gift giving, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service (devotion), and physical touch. Do you know the love language of the person you are dating?