Year and a half dating anniversary
“This point is really critical because you will definitely see this person’s character,” author and relationship expert, Alexis Nicole White, told Bustle.
By this point, you will either really be attracted to your partner or exceptionally turned off by your partner’s flaws.
Scientists at University College London have shown that love indeed is blind.
They found that feelings of love lead to a suppression of activity in the areas of the brain controlling critical thought.
Life coach Kali Rogers told Bustle that she has found through her research that women want to have an emotional return on investment from their relationships.“Once they have committed a certain amount of time — typically six months — they like to hold on as long as possible.“They’ve dumped their love, attention, money and time into this relationship and they want a return,” she says. “Both partners relax, and stop being on their best behavior.“A year is when most couples of a certain age decide to make it official,” New York–based relationship expert and author April Masini told Bustle.“If, after a year of dating, one or the other doesn’t want to take that step — whether it’s moving in together, getting married or simply making monogamy important — this is when the one who wants a commitment should leave to pursue their personal relationship goals.” A year into a relationship people tend to think in terms of a solid commitment and if that is not forthcoming from one partner, the other person may decide to leave the relationship.