When I met my now husband on an online dating website, we emailed back and forth for two weeks. Eventually it felt right to meet in person, and within six months we were living together and within two years we were married. Instead, I think we risk heartache and trouble when we actively begin relationships before having a strong sense of self and an ability to negotiate terms of commitment with kindness and bravery. Of course we have struggles and insecurities and stupid things we do, and we will always be changing, growing and learning throughout our lives.
In Defense Of Taking It Slow: Why You Shouldn’t Rush Into Love
Good Things Take Time 7 Things You Should Never Rush - Beliefnet
The next step is happening, or at least been talked about already. Your situation seems to be pretty logical, and needed, but is it the right move? Are you rushing into commitment? Sometimes people rush into commitment and regret it shortly after. Perhaps they feel pressure from others, or even from themselves and their partners. Of course, this is a reaction to change, so people who actively want to take the next step may get this too.
5 reasons not to rush into a new relationship
Our generation -- hell, probably every generation -- puts too much emphasis on sex. I understand sex is a big part of any successful relationship. Falling in love -- for some of us -- is too easy. We are so hellbent on finding love that we start labeling anything that closely resembles love as love itself. This for the good of the relationship, for your future together, and for your own sanity.
Many relationships start this way. Often these kinds of relationships built on infatuation can die as quickly as they spring up. Wikipedia defines infatuation as: Infatuation usually occurs at the beginning of a relationship.