The first time you utter the words to someone, you feel as if you've swallowed a mixed cocktail of muddled emotions: excitement, nervousness, joy, fear. After all, those are three powerful, potentially life-changing little words. But with each subsequent confession, the words "I love you" become a little more commonplace, a little less exciting. In the honeymoon stage of a relationship, we're likely to profess our feelings every two and a half minutes, plus first thing when we wake up and right before we fall asleep.
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We asked the public what they thought. I said it within the first month of being with my girlfriend, when I was 16 years old. The most nervous time in my life was when I asked her to marry me, the second most nervous was when I told her I loved her. Five or six months. I think a lot of people say it too soon and it is often meaningless. My husband and I got engaged six months after we got together. Straight away.
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I have a simple theory about the world. The reason why more people aren't ending up in wildly enthusiastic relationships is simply due to one thing: they're not getting out of bad relationships soon enough. They stay in something "ok" for months and even years on end, preferring the safety of mediocrity to the angst of loneliness. In the end, they fail to make space in their lives for the right person because there's no room. In the creative arts, there is a saying: "Good is the enemy of great.
Dating someone from the same city can be hard. Dating someone from across the globe can be virtually impossible if you're not careful. Long distance dating is not as difficult as many people think and while the official success numbers are a bit murky, we have full confidence you can make it work if you're in this position. Communication is a big factor in any relationship, but it may not be the most important part of maintaining a successful long distance relationship. We profiled three couples who have been or are currently involved in long distance relationships and asked them the dos and don'ts of long distance dating.