Long Term Relationship Milestones To Watch Out For After You Meet Someone On An Online Dating Service
You’ve gone through online dating with success. Congratulations! You’re successful in all areas, including the type of woman you met and dated. It’s obvious to you that you like her and want to pursue a romantic relationship with her. It’s a good thing that she is also having the same feelings for you. Initially, you want to measure her level of interest; if you like her that much, you do want her to get stuck on you. One successful date after another, turning into months then years mean both of you are now ready to take this companionship to the next level.
If you’ve been in previous relationships and failed, you might want to make sure that this time it’s going to be different – this time, you’ll try your best to make it work. And knowing what long term relationship milestones to observe and watch out for will help you prepare for it to make sure each milestone is met with gladness. Here are just some of the most universal relationship milestones to consider:
Going on a trip: your first time of constant togetherness
I have not known of any two people in love who wouldn’t want to spend more time together – three hours of dating simply aren’t enough for two passionate lovebirds. At best, time together on a weekend trip is something both of you may be looking forward to.
But more than just being together on a trip, this milestone is also a test. Apart from the stronger bond you two can create by this trip, you’ll also know how both of you can work together as a team given the stress of the trip – starting with planning, contingencies or keeping a budget to choosing between long shopping trips or staying in the hotel room in favor of long sleep. Prepare yourself to see some new behavioral patterns from your girlfriend and observe how well you can manage them.
Mi Casa Su Casa
If both of you have succeeded on a weekend trip and more followed after that; if neither of you rant over a lost luggage and instead took the incident in stride, or if you successfully went through the hassles of each trip as a team, then both of you are now ready to live together.
It’s not easy to share your private space, especially when you are too particular with a lot of things in your own home. Being with someone who had a different upbringing and different discipline in keeping a home, then living together could be considered a really bold step. In a lot of cases this “milestone” is either a deal maker or deal breaker – this is the part of the relationship where you and your girlfriend now technically co-exists, which means that there is nothing about each other that you both wouldn’t know. You no longer live alone to decide things for yourself. Everything about your lives is now shared together including housework and finances.
It’s time to meet the parents
Meeting each other’s parents is another milestone in a relatively strong and serious relationship. You and your partner both know and feel that if you’re not ready to involve your families in your romantic equation then both you are better off not knowing each other’s parents. On the other hand, if your girlfriend always happily recalls childhood memories during your bedtime-Story then don’t be surprised to find yourself eager to meet her parents and siblings.
If you and your girlfriend are now officially a couple, meeting each other’s parents is a milestone that both of you must take. Even if there is a notion that your parents may not like your girlfriend, and vice versa, showing respect to your parents by introducing your girlfriend will be highly appreciated by them. If both of you have the kind of parents that are a bit hard to please then meet them early on, which will give both of you ample time to build new relationships – if not into deep, at least just to get along well. Besides, good and healthy relationship with parents also contributes to the well being of your relationship.
Women are keener on taking their relationship to the next level so expect your girlfriend to lead you to another step. You love her dearly but also give yourself room and time to think if each step up something you are ready to do when she asks for it. Milestones are important part of relationships that must be mutually welcomed and enjoyed without pressure. It is better to move slowly but with a steady pace than fast for something both of you may not be ready for.