If a guy makes your heart beat faster right from the first date, try to exercise a bit of caution before you start dreaming of your future together.
Yesterday we established that love at first sight does exist, but you can’t actually tell if the “love” that you’re experiencing will turn out to be the long-lasting kind or whether becoming better acquainted with your guy will wipe those loving feelings clean away.
So at the beginning of your relationship, you can be pleased you met him, look forward to seeing him again, and hope he turns out to be the one, but you can’t know for sure whether he will be the love of your life. You don’t even know whether you truly like him in the early stages. So don’t get carried away and fall in love too far too fast.
Reserve judgment about the possibility of a long-term relationship with him until you know him better. This may take several dates or even several months depending how much time you spend together and how open he is.
Just because he’s ringing your bell early on does not mean that you will like his character, his personality, his lifestyle or his attitude to various things that are important to you.
In fact, if you are falling for him fast, be extra careful, because we tend to put on rose-tinted spectacles when that happens and brush anything that would normally be a red flag right under the carpet.
If you detect something that makes you wonder, explore it and don’t just ignore it. The things that will cause a break up in the end are likely to be those things you ignored at the beginning.
Also be cautious if that “head over heels” feeling is not mutual. It’s just as likely to be one-sided. The surest way to be heart-broken in that kind of situation is to let your feelings rather than your head lead the way. You want him to like you as much as you like him, but you can’t make him love you. Make a lack of attention and obvious affection one of those red flags that mean you don’t set yourself up for disappointment in the future.
And what if all that caution was unnecessary and you have indeed found the love of your life? It doesn’t matter one jot. There’s no harm done in letting your love grow a little slower in the beginning. You’ll have many future years together to enjoy.
Over To You: Have you ever fallen for someone too fast and regretted it later? Please share in the comments below