Online dating and falling in love
, who married her husband just a year after they met.
“People who spend too much time analyzing what’s going on and playing it safe suck all the romance out of it.” Even so, there is a big difference between being swept up and feeling completely out of control.
And a few weeks after that, they were engaged, with baby Suri and a lavish wedding following in the months after.
That’s just one of the scenarios that had us wondering: Is it possible to really fall that fast? Everyone has an opinion, and the reason is probably because we’ve all been there at some point—that is, swept up in a relationship that’s moving so swiftly it’s making our heads spin.
After dating for just one month, Cruise declared his devotion to Holmes on Oprah.But that doesn’t mean you should ignore the overture or, worse yet, give your sweetie a lecture about how he or she couldn’t possibly feel that way so soon.“This person has just made him or herself really vulnerable, so you want to be careful,” says Harris.Say, “I’m really into you and I don’t want to mess this up by moving too fast.” To reassure your date further, make a plan to get together at a time you’ll be more available—that way he or she isn’t left hanging and wondering if the relationship’s on the rocks.
Are you thinking of your sweetie and tempted to call him or her saying so... That’s sweet, but before you dial that person’s digits, know this: Not all impulses are meant to be acted upon. They don’t have to be one and the same,” says Harris. Enjoy the fact that you just hung up the phone and want to pick it up again. This rule especially holds true for emailing and instant messaging—mediums that encourage you to reveal all sorts of personal info but that can easily breed false sense of intimacy.Try, “I’m so touched you just said that, and I feel strongly for you.