Stage two is reality, and it tends to creep up on you slowly and can last for around six months. This signals the end of the honeymoon phase and is the point at which you might start to see flaws in your partner and notice things that annoy you.
What is the second stage of dating?
Stage 2: Curiosity, Interest, and Infatuation During the second stage, attraction and infatuation are most pronounced. Early attraction often involves the physical attributes of the partner and include things like outward appearance, body type, interests and personality traits.
How long is the dating stage?
But three months is considered to be the average length of the first stage of a relationship. According to psychotherapist and relationship coach, Toni Coleman, LCSW, you should be ideally making that transition from casually dating to exclusive around that time.