of 11,000 people worldwide, people decide to go exclusive and stop seeing other people after six dates — which, for many, falls in line with the one- to two-month mark.
I realize this should make me happy, but the first three months of a relationship are hell. Why does it always seem to happen when I’m with my new boyfriend? I wouldn’t want them to not get their two cents in. Usually, there’s enough trust by the fourth month to be more open, but I feel like I’m walking on eggshells the first three. I’m great at being myself, but not so much at impressing people with the best me. While I might be able to relax more and more with him, I’m still in the meeting everyone he knows phase.
If you only knew a few details about the company you were investing in, you'd probably decide not to invest in it. If you like the person and want to get to know them better, you have no choice but to proceed.
The stakes feel so high because you can end up attaching pretty quickly to someone new, even though you don't know that person well enough to know if it's truly safe to trust him or her.
But let's all admit what a risk it is to start falling in love!
Can you imagine taking a thousand dollars and putting it into a stock that you don't know much about? Yet in relationships, the pull toward a new lover is so strong that it feels as if you really don't have a choice at all.