of 11,000 people worldwide, people decide to go exclusive and stop seeing other people after six dates — which, for many, falls in line with the one- to two-month mark.
They officially declare themselves a couple after nine dates, on average.
But not so fast, your plan has backfired, a couple of months have gone by and you’re starting to think that this one might just be a keeper.
So what are the best ways to ensure your now not-so-casual fling doesn’t end up being the one that got away?
Well at some point you’re going to have to talk about it and we reckon honesty is the best policy all round.
Don’t mention the marriage and babies part yet, but laying your cards on the table lets the other person know how you’re feeling and will encourage them to do the same.
Ideally you will have had a couple of dates and a pretty good gauge as to whether there is some mutual attraction going before you start feeling out the potential for a relationship.