Golden rules of being in a new relationship


We’ve got the tips to see you through.

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Decide on a day for the two of you

You’ve just started seeing each other so you don’t want to be in each other’s face all the time. Decide on a day that best works for the two of you and honour your dates, always!

Set PDA ground-rules

People have different comfort levels hence you need to be on the same page with PDA. Find a line between holding hands, making out, or hugging and make sure that you don’t cross that line.

Don’t talk about the future in the first 3 months

You don’t want to be pushing him away with baby and marriage talk, especially in the first 3 months. This is what most call “the honeymoon phase”, so enjoy it with as little pressure as possible.

Be comfortable with his friends…

…or at least tolerate them in the beginning. Give yourself a chance to learn them without judging them at face value. Not that you need any approval from them but it’s always best if all parties get along.

Be open

Don’t be suffocating him with your family drama in the beginning but let’s say you’re still friends with your ex, that’s something he’d like to know to avoid future arguments.

Don’t let him make assumptions about you

Expecting him to play guessing games on what you like and what you don’t is unfair and can contribute to fights at a later stage. Be upfront with how your feelings, needs, likes and dislikes.

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