Seeing each other and dating
But some of my friends started spending five nights a week together with people they were dating — right from the very first date. I've been told that I seem unavailable or not very interested, while some of my friends have come across as needy. He recently wrote in Psychology Today in favor of "the once-a-week rule for new relationships".
Why seeing each other too frequently can prevent a relationship from lasting: Sex or physical interaction intensifies emotions.
Here are some reasons why the once-a-week rule is one to live by — or at least one to consider.
That spark when you first meet someone who you click with can be totally intoxicating, but you don't want the bond to form too quickly.
"When you meet someone you like and feel attracted to, it is perfectly normal to want to see that person all the time," Meyers writes.
"But simply wanting something, of course, does not necessarily mean that it is good for you.
Let things happen at their own pace and don’t push anything that may take time." When you're spending a lot of time together, that's difficult to do.