Relationships are a roller coaster ride if you free yourself from all the noise around and just concentrate on that one person in your life that matters for you. But it could be hard work if not taken in the moment because relationships are a series of stages and need a lot of work. So, we bring to you the most common relationship stages that every couple goes through in their lives.
The Pretentious Stage - Fake It To Make It
So you like someone who likes you too but you are a little bit hesitant to start the conversation. In groups, you are very good friends but pretend to not care about each other. You somehow gather the strength to begin a random conversation on Whatsapp or Facebook and that's how you start to get to know each other. This stage is the 'Fake it till you make it' stage. You bring out the good in you and leave out details which might make you seem like every other guy/girl in the world.
The Puppy Love Stage - Infatuation
So, basically the two of you have decided to give this 'fling' a chance. This is the honeymoon period for any relationship and lasts from anywhere between 6 months to a year. Nobody can separate you two and you try and steer clear of your friends whenever in groups. You find out nook and corners and unlit streets in the dark for obvious reasons. You start your day with a 'Good morning baby' message and end your day with a cheesy 'Goodnight Sweetheart' text. Texting while you eat and poop becomes a norm for which your family will despise you for eternity.
The Hangover Stage -Hard Realisation Of The Truth
This is the 'Thorn in the Flower' stage, the 'mid-relationship crisis' if you want to call it that, the mother lode of all that you set out to avoid in a relationship if you ever had any. This is when you realise that making the relationship work is full time job. You get to know that you have to break away from your teenage friend 'ego' and you either break up or make through this stage.
The Steady Stage - Beginning Of Real Romance
This stage is like make-up sex but without any sex. Congratulations!! You two have made it through the rough patch and are entering a steady stage where real romance minus any arguments takes off. Cuddling and watching movies together becomes your favourite past time You enjoy each other's little quirks like weird nicknames or cheesy pickup lines or talking in baby voices which is sweet but irritating if you are the only single friend in their company.
The Weird/Comfy Stage - Yeah, It's Gross
You are comfortable enough to fart around your significant other and do not care to get all dolled up around him/her (We know it's gross).You become the perfect lovers and know most of the things which others might not about your significant other. People start putting up examples of your compatibility in a Romeo-Juliet melodramatic context which is a sign of things to come and you should not take that lightly.
The Commitment Stage - Concluding with Sexual Exploration
So, after all the ups and downs in your relationship you are finally in a long-term committed stage. You have complete trust over each other and are willing to sacrifice that last pie of pizza for your better half. This stage concludes with sexual exploration which believe it or not will make you swoon to the Akon track 'I just had sex and it feels so good'.
'We are really Gonna Do It' Stage - Oh Yes We Are Really Doing It!!
Congratulations you have found the love of your life if you are in this stage. You finally realize that you two are made for each other and look for a 'Happily Ever After' ending. Total Bliss!!
So, which stage are you in? Pull out your love meter and share your experiences in the comments below.