Relationships, of any degree, are a funny thing.
Have you ever thought about how it progresses for the female in comparison to the male? In the early stages (honeymoon stage, if you will), the female tends to be a little more reserved, feeling out the water to see how to act, what to say, how to be- essentially. She needs him to earn her trust and comfort. She needs to build reassurance that when she does open up and make effort, it’s going to be worth it and not one-sided.
On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, we have the lovely male.
At the beginning, he seems like such a prince! Am I right, ladies? He makes all kinds of effort to make plans- and follow through with those plans. Talking to
you everyday becomes routine. Slowly, but surely, you (the female) start to invite him places and contact him and he graciously accepts and does whatever he can to be there.
[highlight]Gentlemen, a little disclaimer: whatever you do at the start of a relationship
sets the tone for the whole relationship![/highlight]
The female’s comfort level becomes more and more apparent as she starts to integrate you into her everyday life and plans.
Men: you really need to realize that all because you got the girl doesn’t mean you can just slow your roll. For some reason, you feel as though you can stop making an effort to show up to things. We get it, you like hanging out with us and just us, but when we invite you to an outing for a girlfriend’s birthday, or just another Saturday night- BE THERE. Flowers, cards, and candy just ’cause? It’s the little things like that that either make or break your relationship.
Don’t ever get too comfortable. You should always be on your A-game, and you should always treat her like you did at the start.