It’s funny how we flirt with the idea of being with someone via text messages, in-person conversations, and (2)”hanging out” before we call it (3)”dating”. All that’s just (1)”talking” to someone. So much work has taken place before you’re actually (4)”in a relationship”. During the “talking” phase, you’re playing detective to the other person’s habits, likes, dislikes, morals, etc. Do we have enough common ground yet differences in personality, to complement each other? I think all the steps are because deep down, no one wants to get hurt, and we ALL are either a) afraid of commitment in general, or b) afraid to commit to the wrong person.
It’s on to the next one, for me. Thank goodness we were only at step one. Not all is lost.
*Note: I am aware that it’s more like a 12 Step Program. I guess I cut some corners.