Been dating for 6 months
Because I know women and men are different when it comes to…well just about everything, I asked three guys how long it usually takes for them to decide if they want a commitment. They all agreed that if they are consistently (keyword: consistently), dating someone for about six to eight months, that next step should be coming soon. Every situation is different, but I’ve never dated someone consistently for a year and it ended in a relationship.To me, this time spent meant that either we had gotten comfortable just dating and were subconsciously tied to just that, or simply put, maybe he just wasn’t into me.If your relationship isn’t falling within these timeframes, use them to adjust your expectations.
A further third (34 per cent) revealed they would wait between one and two weeks to holds hands.
Situations like this one influenced my decision to develop my own six-month rule.
If I am spending a lot of time around a man and we are ‘playing couple’ without a commitment, I’ve decided that after six months, playtime is over.
Whatever the reason, one thing was clear: we were not going to be together.
If it hadn’t happened in 365 days, what made me think that on day 366, my year-long wish would be granted?Kate Taylor, dating expert for match, said: “While each relationship moves at its own pace, daters are often reassured by comparing their experiences with others’.