This week, I contributed a few tips for a Glamour.com article called “The Dos and Don’ts of New Relationships.” My favorite tip was this:
Remember the 50-30-20 rule.
The 50-30-20 rule is the division of your leisure time: no more than 50 percent with your significant other, 30 percent with friends and family, and 20 percent “me time.” It’s tempting when a relationship is new to spend all your time with your new significant other, but do that and you risk prematurely burning out on the relationship, alienating your friends, and losing a bit of your own identity. Plus, it’s good to keep your new guy wanting more. If things work out, you’ll have plenty of time in the future to spend together. And if they don’t work out? You’ll be glad your best buds have your back.
What are you own dating tips for new relationships?