Meeting someone who suddenly makes you feel alive and loved is very exciting.
You may think no one has ever made you feel like this and you can’t help but be amazed at the chemistry, or electricity between you and this new love. But sadly those involved don’t take the time to get to know each other before jumping into something serious.
Infatuation usually occurs at the beginning of a relationship.
It is characterized by urgency, intensity, sexual desire, and or anxiety, in which there is an extreme absorption in another.
The truth is, this feeling of urgency and intensity or strong attraction toward another person is not necessarily a reliable indicator of whether you are in love or should immediately dive into a serious dating relationship.
The wisest man in the bible, King Solomon said, Guard your affections, for out of them come the issues of life. I see far too many people jumping into relationships and not guarding their affections, only to become confused, disillusioned, and devastated.
We need to keep telling ourselves the basic truths of a healthy and truly loving relationship. While you spend time getting to know someone as a friend, you are able to see more clearly whether they are right for you and you for them.
There is no more valuable friend to a dating relationship than time. Impatience is a sure sign of relational immaturity that will lead to hurt unimaginable.
But sadly, many people want to feel that rush of emotion that makes them feel like they are in love. The truth is that the best dating relationships develop out of great friendships.
So they push hard and quickly to feel that overwhelming emotion that says, I am in love. Riah describes how rushing into a relationship has a lot of disadvantages: “First, if you go too far you could get hurt mentally because of a bad break-up, and physically you could get an STD or something.
Just because a guy says they like something about you doesn’t mean you need to get in a relationship.
Some guys can talk but it doesn’t mean you need to fall head over heels for them.
Because then you gave your heart away way too fast and you’re open to be hurt very easily.