Because we’re interested in building a relationship, we begin to invest in the relationship more, including opening up a little more and sharing more about ourselves.
However, we’re still uncertain about the future of the relationship, so we may still feel nervousness around our partner and worry about what they’re thinking and where they want the relationship to go.
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Once we do build a satisfying relationship of trust with our partner, and connect at a deeper level, then we’re likely to enter the final stage of dating: What is it: Once we begin a serious relationship, we’re sending the message that we’re happy with our relationship and want this one to last.
Lucky for us, Laura Umphrey and John Sherblom, researchers from the Universities of Alaska and Maine (respectively), have simplified the process.
Why Do It: Exclusive dating helps us feel loved and wanted by another person.
Such dating also gives us an important support system for other stresses in our lives.
This is more serious and sends the message that “I like you more than other people I’ve dated and feel like we have a special connection.
I’m interested to see where this relationship can go.” Stresses: We often begin exclusive dating relationships because we feel that we’re not likely to find someone we want to be with more than our new partner.