In the beginning stage of dating, men and women often feel compelled to get to know each other as fast as humanly possible. In such cases, much of that getting to know each other happens over the phone. A new couple may spend hours on the phone at night, hitting every topic from favorite vacation spots to having kids. Trust me: too many relationships crash and burn because the couple went from 0 to 60 in 5 seconds. In other words, they got so excited that they found each other that they forced the relationship too fast. If you keep reading, you’ll understand why rushing it – especially over the phone – puts too much pressure on the relationship and often ends up backfiring. To prevent things from moving too fast, start living by a policy where there are some topics that you won’t discuss over the phone.
1. Dating other people
Never ask over the phone whether the person you just started dating is dating other people, too. Asking this question is important, but you want to ask it in person. An added bonus of asking the question in person is that you can watch his or her body language. If he says that he isn’t dating anyone else but fidgets and squirms, you might need to ask the question again to get the real truth.