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.
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Stage 1: Initial Meeting/Attraction Dating relationships have to start somewhere.
At each stage, there is often a decision (sometimes more thoughtfully arrived at than others) to move forward or to end the relationship.
Some stages take longer than others to go through and some people take much longer at each stage.
Stage 3: “Enlightenment” and Becoming a Couple During this stage of a relationship, hormones are calming down and reality sets in. Trust is stronger and more intimacies may be shared at this stage as couples take away some of their “best face” and allow themselves to act more naturally and relaxed.
Both halves of a couple will notice weaknesses and differences or flaws.