How long does it take to determine if a relationship has long term potential?
May 10, 2006 3:27 PM Subscribe
What is a reasonable/fair amount of time to date a person while you are trying to determine if you have feelings for them, could develop stronger feelings for them and if they have long-term potential?
posted by socrateaser to Human Relations (28 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Years ago, I was devastated when a boyfriend ended an over year long relationship by stating that he would never have deep feelings for me. I swore I would never put someone through that misery. Relationships since then seem to have run their natural course and ended amicably. I've been dating a wonderful guy for nearly two months who has many qualities I'm looking for. He didn't knock my socks off on our first date, but it was nice and comfortable, and he is definitely growing on me, our physical relationship is great and we are compatible on many levels. I'm at the stage in my life where I'm looking to settle down and not just casually date. I just don't want to wake up one morning way down the road and realize the relationship isn't for me.