If the guy is showing the same signs—if he already wants to introduce you to his best friends, read you essays he wrote in high school, show you his favorite spots in town that he goes alone to think—don’t hold the same info back from him.
If this mentality pervades our decisionmaking in so many realms, is it also affecting how we choose a romantic partner?
In relationships it really is true that patterns develop early on and if you don’t want this to be one, nip it in the bud, or bid that bud farewell.
Send a “I miss you” text too soon, ask him to go away for the weekend within only the first couple months, plan a second date within the same week as the first and your friends raise an eyebrow. Stories like those of our grandparents, meeting, falling in love and marrying within a year just don’t exist anymore. If that same guy texts you something like, “Is it weird that I miss you already? Allow yourself to enjoy the fact that there is clearly something special happening there.
Have you ever found yourself emailing or online chatting about significant worries or heartache with a virtual stranger?
Have you posted something on Facebook you wouldn’t say in “real life”? As a result, you might say or write things to a new cyber-acquaintance that you would not say to someone face to face.