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I've known her for three years and everyday I'm trying to outdo the day before that.
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Determining the seriousness of our relationship, however, can be very challenging and confusing. Laura Umphrey and John Sherblom, researchers from the Universities of Alaska and Maine (respectively), have simplified the process.
In one of their studies, they found the keys to understanding your relationship development–there are three distinct relationship stages and this is what each stage looks like.
What is it: Casual dating is the first stage of any relationship.
It is characterized by people just dating for fun without any expectation of commitment or exclusivity.
It’s a “getting to know you” phase where we’re not likely to invest much in the relationship or worry about how we feel about the relationship as a whole.