When it comes to the world of dating, it's a process.
A rather short process for some and a rather lengthy process for others. If executed properly, a relationship can be a very beautiful thing. It takes a number of steps to get that "picture perfect" relationship you see on the big screen and most of the time that isn't even as realistic as it may seem. A beautiful, promising relationship takes time and this day and age, not too many people seem to have the allotted amount of time needed to make a potential seed grow into something beautiful.
For those who still know and gladly enjoy what dating was like decades before the internet and dating apps, it takes two to make things work. It might not always be sunshine, sometimes you have to have little bit of rain to create those rainbows we are all longing for. It's a process, but it's so worth it. If you've never been in a serious relationship and all you really have is The Notebook to fall back on when it comes to your idea of what the dating life is truly like -- allow me to share with you the evolution of what being in a relationship is truly like and the steps taken to get there featuring gifs.
It's okay, it happens to the best of us. We let our pride take over and it gets in the way of how we really feel. If and when you get that number, it's okay to give it some time before you send the first text -- but don't wait forever. You don't want to possibly miss out on a good thing.
And it begins. You finally sent the dreaded first text, that wasn't so bad now was it? You have officially moved up the ladder and now those daily texts have quickly turned into daily phone calls. You anticipate the moment your phone rings during the day, just hoping it might be them.
The moment you've been waiting for. You were stressing over a simple text and look at you now, going on dates. Before you know it you'll be walking down the aisle [possibly?] -- okay maybe I jumped the gun, but it's definitely possible. Play it cool and enjoy yourself. If you got asked out on a date, they are obviously interested.
When a first date ends in a first kiss, you know that you're definitely on the right track.
Those words that so effortlessly rolled off of your tongue and you decided not to take them back. You can't hide your feelings. If you love someone, let them know. The icing on the cake is when the feeling is mutual.
In order to get them we don't always show our true colors from the beginning, but when they see how difficult or crazy we can be and they still try their best to keep you around -- they are definitely a keeper.
When you've been together for awhile and despite the ups and the downs, you seem to always put your differences aside and work things out. Team work makes the dream work, right?
Although all relationships have their moments, it's the moments that make them worth while. If these gifs didn't immediately make you want to fall in love, you clearly need to go find your heart. It takes time, as all good things do -- but the evolution of it all is what makes it truly beautiful.