The Dating Arc

By Bhavani Kannan
July 14th, 2016
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If you’re looking for a relationship, then there is a certain arc that your dates should follow. It might sound confusing at first, but once you see it all laid out as a plan, it’s really easy. If you want something that will last a little while, follow this template for your dating future and you’ll have a good time.

The first date should be considered the interview. This is where you vet the person and see if you even like them or have anything in common. At the end of the first date or even in the middle you will have a good idea where you want the relationship to go. If it’s a positive feeling then you will move on to date number two.

Date number two is where you already know that you like someone, but you get to learn a whole lot more about them. Remember to ask them questions about their hobbies, their family and how they envision their future. If it still all feels great then date number three is in order.

A third date is when things can start to get hot and heavy. Some people feel that after three dates, sex should happen, and others feel that 2nd or 3rd base is more appropriate. Whatever you feel, it’s probably time to get to know your date physically by the 3rd date.

The fourth date is when you might start thinking about whether or not you want to be in a relationship with someone or whether you want it to just be a sexual hook up type of thing. Listen to your inner voice and figure out what you really want from a date. If you make it to five dates it’s time to evaluate what is really going on. Of course the first step to all of this is meeting someone locally on Talk121’s chat lines!