Ladies! Are you a little unsure as to what is ok and not okay to do in a relationship and when? Let me give you some insight as to what most guys are expecting to happen. Follow this timeline, and that special someone will be lining up at your door!
1 week: For the first few dates showing up on time and being yourself is a sure way to start the date off right. I know this may sound obvious but there is nothing that most guys find worse than someone being anybody but themselves. Be honest with me, but keep some things to yourself. Basically, I want to know how you truly feel about my taste in music but not about your dream centerpiece for your future wedding. Lastly, lets embrace the moment! Don’t be scared to make the first move. Trust me if I’m interested I won’t resist.
1 month: At this point suggesting to pay or split the bill on a date would definitely enhance the mood, even though I most likely won’t take you up on the offer. What I will easily accept with open arms, besides a hug from you, is a small, thoughtful gift or surprise on one of our dates. I just want to know you’re remembering what I like and that my efforts are making progress.
3 Months: Whether it’s on purpose or on accident, I’m going to introduce you as my girlfriend. I’ve been spending some nights at your place and vice versa so I’d love for you to leave some clothes and a toothbrush at my place. I want to see you with sweatpants and no makeup on! You don’t have to deck yourself out every time you see me. I’m attracted to you, not the clothes you wear or how perfectly you curled your hair. I’ll watch The Notebook with you, who knows maybe I’ll even tear up? If you surprise me with that beer I’ve been wanting to try I might actually enjoy it. Just don’t tell my friends!
6+ Months: Lets make it official… Facebook official! I’ve been with you this long, which clearly indicates I’m in it to win it. Don’t hesitate to ask me if you need help moving furniture or need me to run to CVS and get you supplies (tampons and chocolate) when you need them. I’m tired of buzzing you in all the time when you come over, so let’s swap keys to each other’s places. You’ll be my +1 to my brother’s wedding, although my family and friends will all know who I’m bringing beforehand. I would love to be your +1 to a work party or your cousin’s wedding coming up. Let’s take a trip together… wine tasting? Skiing? As long as it involves us it will be a smashing time.
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