Healthy Dating Relationships Require Patience and Attention

Nothing is as pleasant as healthy dating relationships.

When you meet someone you want to get to know better and find out they feel the same way; it is indeed a heady moment.

In the first few dates, you are likely to progress from anxiously and nervously trying to impress them to full-fledged, starry-eyed infatuation.

As the relationship grows, however, you will need to invest time and effort into it, if it is to stay healthy.

Relax and Pay Attention

One primary sign of healthy dating is that it is based on honesty and trust.

You should be able to be yourself around that special someone.

If you continue to experience the jitters and an overwhelming need to impress them, then the relationship is going to be difficult to maintain.

You should be able to relax and enjoy that person and their overtures toward you. If you feel pressured or misunderstood, the relationship is not as healthy as it could be.

It's Good to Keep it Real

Another sign of healthy dating relationships is that they are not based on fantasy.

In all of life, one of the most important principles people can learn is to be honest with themselves.

It's thrilling to be swept away by young love, but you need to stay observant enough to notice danger signs like over-protective jealousy, bad temper, or a controlling personality in your lover.

Relax and go With the Flow if All is Good

If things are going along well and you don't see these red flags, then keep going with the flow.

Take time to talk about your feelings, being always sure to respect each other enough to be able to have different opinions.

Try to keep learning about your date and finding fresh ways to spend time together.

Also, remember to keep your own life intact, with friendships and activities that you enjoy apart from your boyfriend or girlfriend.

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