You believe you’ve finally found the one and it’s cute that you want to be with them all the time. Well, science has another opinion: 2 dates per week is more than enough, for reasons you may not think about while you’re busy feeling butterflies.
We’ve gathered up what psychology has to say about your romance schedule to help you build a better and longer-lasting relationship with your partner.
1. It prevents artificial bonding.
Scott Carroll, psychiatrist and author of Don’t Settle: How to Marry the Man You Were Meant For, marks the importance of sticking to 2 dates per week at the beginning. According to Carroll, seeing each other often may also cause anxiety, which may cause problems and ruin a potentially good relationship. You may be pushing yourself into an unhealthy relationship, blinded by the emotional bond. Giving yourself some time between your dates will help give you a clearer view of your newly started relationship.