Common dating mistakes

I totally get the temptation to show off a new partner to the world.

In addition to being generally wonderful, the guy I'm seeing has such a chiseled jaw that all I want to do is snap a selfie together and make my Snapchat friends green with envy.

Don’t dismiss someone because you don’t feel it right away."The Fix: Don't ignore your deal-breakers, but be open-minded and realize that connections aren't always an instant spark like TV and movies might have us believe.

Naturally everyone makes mistakes in a relationship from time to time.

One thing that I've recently realized is especially scary?

"Usually early mistakes are misunderstandings because the couple is still getting to know each other," Whiting says.

"They don't have the long-term knowledge of each other's humor, background, or communication style, so they are more likely to jump to conclusions." But there's a big difference between minor mistakes or miscommunications and more serious red flags to watch out for in a new relationship.

But being defensive isn't productive: it's important that you're both open to the other's perspective, and can talk about it calmly.

"It’s better to own up to your actions without having to defend them," Chlipala says.Controlling or manipulative behavior, extreme jealousy, or always needing the last word during an argument can be indicators that your partner is toxic.Here are seven common early relationship mistakes you might encounter — luckily, communication and honesty can usually help patch things so your relationship doesn't end prematurely., tells Bustle."When you first meet someone, the information you begin to acquire is over-emphasized," Chlipala says."You don’t have much to go on in the beginning, so the actions your date takes or the details they give you take on more significance.Whether that's once a week or every other day, the only thing that matters is that you're both clear about your expectations — that way, no one is overwhelmed or disappointed.

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