Sophisticated Dating Stage #8: Third Date and Beyond

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"When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again." Albert Einstein

The first date is like an interview and if you like the other person, the second date is when you lay all of your cards on the table. On the second date you open up to show who you are and if you both accept each other the next step is the third date. 

The third date is when you get to the heart of the two of you as a couple. 

On the third date, there is a still a level of expectation and desire to impress. The only difference is that you've both established there is chemistry. Where the first date is flirting, the second date is opening up your heart, the third date is hugs and kisses. A third date is when everything gets more comfortable in your conversation and you become more comfortable with another person. 
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The first date is casual, the second date is formal, the third date is romantic. When a man is in love (and knows how to cook) a man will invite you over his place and cook dinner for you. The third date could also be the date where you transition from seeing each other at night to seeing each other during the day. The third date could be a picnic, camping, or a day at the beach. 

A Sophisticate can fall in love on a third date. If she is friends with the man on the third date her feelings for him become like an avalanche, uncontrollable and unstoppable. Even if she was not friends with him before, a Sophisticate and her true feelings for the other person are revealed. 

A good sign is when a Sophisticate is nervous. Being nervous means that the other person means that her feelings for another person is more than a flirtation. If a Sophisticate has butterflies on the third date it means that she is beginning to fear that she  might lose him. 
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On the third date a Sophisticate begins to care about another person. On the third date, a Sophisticate transitions from knowing the basic information of someone to knowing the tiny details. Those tiny details make the difference between the person she is with and everyone else. 

The third date is the first date of a new relationship. The third date is the introduction into a routine that develops into a journey that may last a few years or forever. 

When it comes to the end of the third date there should be no pressure to be intimate. Being intimate should happen naturally. (Sophisticated Dating Stage #5: Pink Flags)

The third date is about establishing intimacy rather than being intimate. 

Sophisticated Dating Stage #8 Third Date and Beyond:  A Sophisticate on the third date opens herself up emotionally, let's go, and allows herself to be comfortable with another person. In the end, when a Sophisticate chooses to go on a third date the wings of her heart have begun to take flight. ;D