(LTK): What do people need to know about the first stage of dating?
(LG): The purpose of stage one is to determine if there is enough chemistry, commonality and interest to warrant dating.
“Fighting means you care about the relationship,” she says.
“When fighting goes away completely, sometimes one or both people have checked out.”While it’s clearly not fun for anyone if you’re fighting all the time, licensed marriage and family therapist David Klow, owner of Skylight Counseling Center in Chicago, says it’s actually more important to ask yourself how well you and your partner make up.
For most couples, this stage begins to show up after the couple has been dating for longer than six months.