5 stages of dating

This is the only way of knowing whether or not you are truly compatible.Stage 2: Unsettled settling As Chris has noticed the landscape has changed. This is not about fault or blame and more about, once again, chemistry – the oxytocin has dropped.

The pink clouds of the first stage are fading; reality is rearing its head.

Researchers have found that oxytocin levels naturally drop in couples somewhere between 9 and 18 months.

It’s an evolutionally thing; nature is telling you it’s time to stop bonding and swooning about each other, get back to work, start focusing on building a family.

What this all translates into for couples is the natural experience that things are settling or a winding down.

Routines set in, the hot chemistry is okay, but less hot.

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