Do you dream of romantic trips to the Caribbean island, getting engaged in Paris or honeymooning in the Maldives?
Or do you freak out and run a mile when the guy you’ve been seeing for two months suggests a mini-getaway to a town an hour’s drive away?
People have different approaches to going away as a new couple, and it’s hard to know when is the right time? How do you know when you’re ready?
Ask yourself a couple of questions first.
1# Why am I going away with this person? Is it just to get a FREE vacation? I really like this person? It’s cold here?
2# How long will we be away?
3# Have you made that decision “together” that you are a couple, or is it an agreement, no strings attached?
4# What about room arrangements? Slipping in the same bed?
I know the foundation of most relationships are based on physical attraction and sex, however: If you’re looking to build a true friendship and a relationship with hopes of lasting, there have to be rules.
According to new findings, it’s better to do it sooner rather than later – and it’s probably earlier than you’d think. Experts say you should go on vacation with your partner within the first three months of dating them, apparently.
A study of 1,000 adults by Hilton Hotels & Resorts found that six in ten people think it’s a good idea to go away with someone you’ve been seeing for three months. In fact, 60% believe it’s never too soon to travel together.
Traveling together is undoubtedly a test of a relationship, and dating coach Madeleine Mason believes it’s an important one to take before moving forward with a partner. This will allow you to learn things about your partner that you might not have known being in the same city day after day.
It’s like learning about your partner after you have just gotten married sitting in the bath asking yourself what did I just do? I never knew this about them.
Experts agree with the findings: “[A getaway is] romantic, and will allow them to escape to a place where the usual distractions of life aren’t embedded in their surroundings,” psychologist and relationship expert Antonia Hall – “There’s no better way to really get to know someone than to travel with them,” she says. “
It’s actually a very informative way to know how your potential long-term partner deals with, being in a car for a certain amount of time, flight delays, traffic, and other situations that can arise, and whether or not you’re truly compatible.
However, the study also found that one in three – single people not those on vacation with their partners – are looking for love on their travels. So look out for those on the hunt.
I have found that vacations often bring out the desire for indulgences, and it’s exciting to connect with a stranger and have a little romantic interlude while away. That’s why the above questions are so important.
Blame it on the sunshine, romantic settings, or the dopamine and neurotransmitter fix your body is providing.
Whatever it might be hooking up is a pleasure for pleasure’s seekers and that can be pretty tempting, especially when you are let out the box of everyday life.
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