(LG): Stage five is where the individuals are willing to make a long term commitment with one another.

Having successfully completed the four previous stages, the couple has built a foundation on trust, honesty and integrity. For others, this means being in a monogamous relationship.

For most couples, this stage begins to show up after the couple has been dating for longer than six months.

(LTK): What happens when the relationship moves on to the fifth stage?

During this phase: (LTK): Once partners learn to deal with their differences, how does the relationship progress?

(LG): Stage four is a when the couple learns how to be a couple and still maintain a level of independence within the relationship.

For some people, it may take a couple of meetings to determine if they want to date a particular person.

What is needed here is to come across as someone who is interesting and fun to be with.

(LTK): What do people need to know about the first stage of dating?

(LG): The purpose of stage one is to determine if there is enough chemistry, commonality and interest to warrant dating.

You don’t win this war by waiting him out and hoping he falls for you after four months or six months or one year of casual sex.