There are 4 predictable stages that couples experience in a dating relationship.
At each stage, there is often a decision (sometimes more thoughtfully arrived at than others) to move forward or to end the relationship.
Each person needs to listen to their own inner voice and wisdom.
It is important to talk over their thoughts and feelings with their partner while finding ways to keep from “pushing” for commitment.
Some stages take longer than others to go through and some people take much longer at each stage.