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.