Once you’re settled and secure in a relationship, there’s a tendency to start taking one another for granted.
Now that their presence is more or less guaranteed, the sex is on tap and you can be sure that if they immediately respond to your text, they will when they’re less busy, there’s less of a motivation to keep up the standards.
Maybe that’s the last 10 percent of the love equation: the spark.” It’s that one word that stands out: uncertainty.
As much as we may that we dread the early stages of dating and wish that we could leap-frog them straight to a relationship, it’s that intrigue, the excitement that comes with the uncertainty and mystery that helps provide the initial spark that blooms into the fire of the mutual attraction.
Finally, she rattled off about seven potential red flags.
Red flags that she hopes each and every suitor forgives.
That feeling of unpredictability and risk – wondering if someone you’re flirting with is going to say “yes” to a date, whether she’ll call if you give her your number – is emotionally invested in the answer and a “no” is going to sting.
Little things start to fall by the wayside; you become less concerned with dressing to impress your partner, you quit bringing the little gifts and gestures that show you care just because.
The sex becomes more perfunctory – the same time, same location and same positions by rote.
One of the things I like to do as a dating coach is to keep up with the latest research on relationships and dating.
So naturally, I like to read the latest studies coming from esteemed peer-reviewed journals such as, er. the title of a Chuck Tingle short-story – was an interesting experiment in social dynamics.