Starting a Romantic Relationship

There are different stages that people go through before someone becomes a boyfriend or girlfriend:

  • You meet them for the first time
  • You spend time getting to know each other, sometimes as part of a group of friends
  • You like the way they look or act and you think about them a lot
  • You ask them to go on a date or they ask you to go on a date
  • You spend time together doing fun things
  • You meet each other’s friends and family
  • You spend more time together alone
  • You may begin holding hands or kissing on the mouth
  • You may begin having a sexual relationship