We've decided to start a new feature on this blog where you can submit your relationship, life or career questions in and we'll answer them. Some of them will be answered by a couple of people where others will be answered by a person who can relate most to the topic at hand. Feel free to submit your questions publicly or privately and we will try to answer all of them as efficiently as possible.
Here's a look at how this works:
You Asked: "When is it appropriate to be intimate with someone you're newly dating? After 5 dates? 2 weeks? A month? And what do you risk (emotionally) if you are intimate too soon in a relationship?"
Michelly's Advice: "In my personal opinion and experiences, it is best to wait until you are comfortable and you have gotten to know the person on a more intimate level. Of course, it really comes down to what you decide, what you will and won't do and if you really feel like it is the best decision for your relationship. However, if you do feel that you may be getting intimate too early in the relationship you may risk the potential of this budding into a serious relationship, especially if he isn't as committed as you are and if that's the case it may just turn into a "booty-call" type of relationship. Overall you have to listen to your listen to your heart and go with your head. If you honestly feel like being intimate with someone on the first date is for you, then by all means go for it. Everyone is different and will have different opinions regarding this subject. You just have to know what type of person you are, who you want to be remembered as and don't let yourself be pressured into being someone or something you're not."
Have you ever been in a similar situation? Do you have any advice to offer? Share it in a comment or message! This topic is open for discussion!
- Michelly (Ruby Red Contributor)