Taking the leap to do it means you’re both admitting you’re in it for the long haul, whilst also shouting about it to over 1,000 people – yep, that’s the average of both your Facebook friends combined. When you get comfortable with a guy, you’re willing to sacrifice a smidge of that sexyness for your slightly-scuffed black heels you bought in 2002, the ones that have never given you a single blister. In the early days you’ll swap your statement lippies for smokey eyes, You don’t want all those sexy long kisses smudging your bright shade, right? Share your relationship status with everyone on Facebook and you risk everyone instantly knowing when you break up. When you’re single, nights out mean debuting your new sky-scraper stilettos with a three-figure price tag. He hasn’t run a mile from your drunk dialing, he hasn’t winced in horror at your end-of-the-night make-up and he’s had to help you to bed after ‘wine night’ with the girls turned into a tequila free-for-all. Digging deeper into each others’ personal circumstances means you’re weighing up the long-term situation. Don’t pretend you’re not a teeny tiny bit happy about that one… This is the time when you're allowed to swoon and ignore all signs of potential compatibility problems. Ah, the relationship test drive - (hopefully) you're both on your best behaviour.These things rarely go off without a hitch, though.The newness of it all is undeniably exciting, and probably what you'll start to yearn for once you've become comfortably settled with someone but, for your own sanity, try to remember that both the sex and the kissing probably get better with time. Ideally, neither of you run away, make awkward excuses, or say anything resembling, "So, I had a lot of fun last night..." before trailing off into cliche hell.Hopefully, when you open your eyes, you think, "Yes..one."With half the world gone phone-o-phobe, and with texting, email, and Facebook right at our fingertips, an extended actual phone call means more than ever.
When this occurs, requires patience and understanding are necessary. Yeah, it's great if his mom loves you, but we all know who's chirping in his ear most often. This is not just an encounter with the high-school BF, or that guy you had a brief fling with last summer. The guy who ripped your freaking heart out and spit on it. Milestone 5: The first time you have to introduce him in "the gray zone." So, you're spending oodles of time together but have yet to DTR, when your boss shows up on the scene while you're both out to dinner. This is my --" And then stop dead, because Milestone 6: The first time you hang with his bros. They can make or break you, man, so be Milestone 8: The first time you encounter The Ex.emember back when your boyfriend did something so thoughtful, it immediately won your heart?Maybe it was when he took you to his parents’ 50th anniversary party.