Dating for a month and a half

“The rules of courtship are in the transitional period,” said Diane Mapes, a dating expert and author of “How to Date in a Post-Dating World.” “There is a lot of confusion and frustration — and expectation out there.” That’s likely why guys tend to follow the trusted traditional etiquette — at first.But it’s becoming a courtesy for gals to offer after that. But tossing them an offer throws them into a fool’s game: If guys accept or refuse, they risk offending gals.Moving in together is a momentous occasion that marks a serious step forward in a romantic relationship.That said, it doesn't always mean the momentum will continue to be forward-moving.It’s been a running joke throughout the early stages of our relationship that The Rugby Boy will be entered into the Guinness Book of Records for reaching that particular mile-marker.It’s a slight exaggeration, and I’ve probably spent 6 months in a relationship with half a dozen guys over the years. But it’s interesting, because all of those relationships were in my teens and twenties.We were both 'sure' it was going to be forever.

Other times, it makes it crystal clear that you weren't meant to be in the first place.Once the crucial six-month milestone has passed, daters feel it’s safe to splash out on the relationship by spending the night away (seven months/ 204 days) or jetting off on holiday together (ten months/ 298 days).Over a quarter (28 per cent) of people surveyed also said they would wait at least six months before leaving their toothbrush at their partner’s house, whilst 40 per cent said the same for being given a drawer at their partner's house.The Rugby Boy and I hit the 6 month mark last month.To be honest, in the past, that’s been something of an ejector-seat button for me and relationships.