All the phases of starting a new relationship
What’s more terrifying than diving head first into a new relationship? Maybe realizing you’ve run out of Oreos or finding a nest of giant spiders under your bed. But there’s also few things as exciting as starting a whole new adventure with someone you really, really like (such as going to the Magical World of Harry Potter for the first time or finding out the third season of New Girl is on Netflix).
New relationships are kind of like a new pair of shoes. There are certain phases that one goes through pretty much every time they get a new pair. Here are all the stages of falling head over heels for someone.
At first, you can’t believe how unbelievably perfect that person is
For instance, during the first few weeks after you make the big purchase on those beautiful sling backs or super cool running shoes, you are all about those new shoes, wearing then with anything and everything that’s in your closet. You can’t get enough of your shoes, sometimes daydreaming about the next time you will see them. This is by far the most exhilarating, exciting, nerve-wracking part of a relationship. You are still getting to know one another, their quirks, their hobbies, the way their face turns slightly pink every time they laugh. In your eyes, they’re the ideal match and you can’t wait to see what happens next!
You get nervous about always saying the exact right thing
In fact, I think it’s in a way crucial that you have those butterflies, those palm sweats, those oh-my-gosh-what-if-I-do-something-to-royally-embarrass-myself feelings about a person. It means you like them, you’re invested in them, you care enough about them to butterfly, sweat, oh-my-gosh yourself.