5 Tips to Consider Before Starting a New Relationship
Jumping into a new relationship can be both scary and exciting. It can also be easy to forget to keep some great rules in mind so that you won’t find yourself falling too fast or repeating past mistakes. Here’s a list of tips to consider before saying “yes” to your new bae:
Don’t rush into it.
If it feels like everything is moving too fast, that’s because it probably is. You must trust your intuition at all times and put your feelings first. If you’re not ready to take that step in the relationship then don’t be afraid to put it on ice until you figure out things.
Are you over your ex?
I mean seriously, are you past the point where you feel the urge to reach out to him in case your new situation doesn’t go as planned? These are serious questions to ask yourself so that you lose the risk of making your ex or next a rebound.
Do you feel like you know your new partner well?
Get past the, “What’s your favorite color?” stage and get to the real questions that would make or break your decision of taking the friendship to the next level! Some people like the idea of being in a relationship more than taking the time to get to know their new partner. Before you bring him around friends and fam, make sure you know him like the back of your hand.
Spend as much time with him as you can in different environments.
A park, a theater, a restaurant, a club, a library, a social event – are all great places to try out. This gives you a chance to see his personality traits a little more. Can you think of other places you love visiting? Try those places out as well!
Be firm when cutting off other potential mates.
If you feel like this relationship is worth trying out, then make it clear to other people who may interfere with your new-found happiness. It will save you trouble down the line if you go into the relationship with trust and honesty.