Temper your feelings for a bit, enjoying the butterflies but not reading too much into them. Being sexually intimate early in a relationship can backfire, according to world-renowned relationship expert Kate M. To avoid jumping into bed too soon, make a decision up front to take sex out of equation and then stand by that choice. Don’t allow this new relationship to become your only source of excitement and fun.
Keep yourself busy with other hobbies and interests.
Set reasonable boundaries and communicate your wishes to your partner clearly to control the pace of your relationship.
Only take things to the "next level" when you're ready. When you find the right person, they will grow to love and accept you for who you are, flaws and all.
One month in, I asked him what he thought about being exclusive.
(We had sex on the first date, BTW, don’t know if that would make a huge difference.) We spend every weekend together and usually one night during the week and he calls or texts me everyday just to say hi.
In fact, one couple comes to mind that had similar stats as you described, though they did not live far apart – probably only a 10 mile drive from one another.
I do believe that we should love as much and as often as possible, but we do need to practice some restraint.I told him fine but I didn’t want to be casual forever and that I hadn’t been dating but will start if we’re not serious.I also told him if he didn’t see things going anywhere, he needed to let me know and I would do the same for him.Suddenly, you’re wondering if he’s still hung up on an ex.
Or if that thing you did with your tongue the other night weirded him out.
Well, almost a month later, he makes sure to lock in the weekend plans with me early in the week and always has something fun and exciting planned.