The five stages of dating

The sex will not always be that good; it may get better or it may get worse. It's pure poetry; love magnified; a revisit to the warm womb of security.

But all those lovely feelings are that of a first swim in the cool, crisp pond of falling in love. Then the negotiation between security and autonomy, that life-long struggle, crawls in and we begin to land. Landing The landing from that fantastic flight can feel scary, as we see things a lot more clearly. Burying This stage happens when all the to-do lists of life come toppling into the relationship.

It’s confusing and hard to navigate and has way too many rules.

Maybe this timeline will help clear things up a bit: the 5 stages of modern dating.

From the early excitement of the Butterflies stage, to the warm contentment of Stability, our results showed that your love life can affect not just the way you feel, but your ability to work and sleep and you can even experience feelings equivalent to the effects of Class A drugs.

You recognize it’s just how things work now, but it all feels so superficial and wasteful.

Experts say grief has five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and, finally, acceptance.

Much like grief (not ironically), online dating also has five stages.

When people ask who you’re texting you can’t help but smile as you say their name.

You don’t make plans to meet up quite yet, as you’re more-so just feeling each other out.