For dating and relationship
Stage 2: Curiosity, Interest, and Infatuation During the second stage, attraction and infatuation are most pronounced.
Early attraction often involves the physical attributes of the partner and include things like outward appearance, body type, interests and personality traits.
Couples generally do not have much conflict at this stage of the cycle as each is really trying hard to impress the other person.
Often (not always) there is not enough “is this the right person for me” but rather more “what can I do to make this person like me?
Stage 4: Commitment or Engagement At this stage in a relationship, couples should have a good understanding of their partner’s values, life style, and goals for the future.
There should be a relationship with each other’s family and friends.
This is when the big question emerges even more strongly: “Where are we headed?
“ Women have a tendency to ask this question before men, even though both may be wondering about the answer to this question.
Going slowly in making any decisions about a relationship are more likely to be better ones than moving quickly (unless it is clear that the relationship is not a good fit).At this stage, the attraction may not be too “deep” and each half of a couple is generally putting his or her best foot forward.Differences are not noticed or are dismissed with thoughts like “not a big deal” or “she will change”.“Cute” habits might become irritating at this stage.
Some of those perpetual issues or differences such as free-spending or frugal, neat and orderly or sloppy and disorganized, interested in lots of time together or more involved in outside activities begin to emerge.It is important to talk over their thoughts and feelings with their partner while finding ways to keep from “pushing” for commitment.