In the beginning of a new relationship, things can be pretty rocky. When you first start dating someone new, you suddenly have to figure out how to be this person’s girlfriend and that’s a little stressful. What worked in a past relationship might not work in this new one… it’s almost like a guessing game.
But it doesn’t have to be that hard! I hate dating rules in general, but I have to say that when you first start dating someone, it’s good to follow a few guidelines, especially if you don’t know the person super well. Doing – or not doing – these things should help your relationship grow and flourish. And isn’t that what we all want? Yup! So, here are 8 things you should never do in the beginning of a relationship:
Don't Talk About The Future ConstantlyWhen you're in the beginning stages of a relationship, it's not a great idea to discuss the future all the time. You guys just started dating - there's no reason you need to talk about where you're going to be in a few years. You don't know where you'll be! Of course it's fine to talk about some future stuff, but don't overdo it. That would freak anyone out. Source: ShutterStock
Don't Lie or Keep Stuff From HimNow that you're dating this guy, you need to be honest and open. Don't lie about things, don't cheat and don't keep important information from him. Relationships can only thrive if there is honesty, trust and loyalty involved. If he can't accept you for who you are, he's not the right person for you. Source: ShutterStock
Don't Rush ThingsYou guys just started dating - take things slow! If things are successful, you'll have plenty of time to do and say everything you want. Don't say "I love you" after only a few days - make sure it means something. Don't force him into meeting every single family member and friend immediately. Let things progress naturally. Source: ShutterStock
Avoid Falling Into A Boring RoutineIt's easy for any couple to fall into a boring routine - you love cuddling, watching movies together in his room, so you start doing it all the time. The problem with this? Things get boring fast. Try mixing things up - going out with friends, going to new places, stuff like that. It's exciting! Source: ShutterStock
Stop Playing Hard To GetThis guy is your boyfriend - no more games! A little hard to get is fine when you're flirting, not so fine when the person is your actual boyfriend. That doesn't mean you need to jump into sex, it just means don't avoid phone calls, ignore text messages or act like you don't care. Source: ShutterStock
Don't Become Too NeedyI know you're excited that you have a boyfriend. It's great and fun and awesome. But don't become too needy or too dependent on him. It's stifling and can ruin things. Source: ShutterStock
Don't Ditch All Of Your FriendsRemember those friends who were there for you when you were single? Yeah, well, they're still there. Just because you have a boyfriend doesn't mean you can blow them off completely. Make sure your friends stay an important part of your life and let them know you'll always be there. Source: ShutterStock
Stop Being Too JealousThis is a new relationship, meaning your BF probably still has other friends who are girls he talks to. Try to be understanding and don't act too jealous. It will push him away super fast. Source: ShutterStock
Have you done this stuff in a new relationship? Do you agree or disagree? Tell me in the comments.