Congratulations! You’ve made it past the casual stage, and you’re now in a relationship. New relationships are scary and exciting, and they are also incredibly fun because you’re getting to know each other. At the same time, it can also be very challenging, since you really don’t know the other person, how they operate, and what makes them tick. Yet. Although there is no set formula to ensure your new relationship is going to make it past a certain point, avoiding these dating mistakes will help you out.
1. Don’t overdo or rush it
New relationships can cause you to get in over your head: All you want to do is spend all your time with your partner and give up everything else in your life — friends, hobbies, family, your dog, etc. New relationships are intoxicating, and you should by all means enjoy every minute of it. However, don’t take it too far — while it’s fun to lose yourself in your new S.O., you become in danger of losing yourself. Find a balance, because at the end of the day, there’s no rush.