If it's a new relationship, you are probably in that fairy tale stage where everything seems good and completely out of this world. The romance is at its peak, the passion is even higher. However, as with all relationships, soon this high tide of emotion gets a reality check.
Although, most of us are at our best behavior early on in a relationship, look for signs, body language, and behavior of your man and determine his personality. This in no way means that you should not have fun. However, in case you feel that something is wrong, listen to your gut feeling.
Most men enter a relationship to have a good time. So if you want the relationship to work, give him that. Many times women are in such a hurry to reach the next level of a relationship that they forget to enjoy the present.
Be open and honest with each other. Men like women who are honest and upfront. This does not mean that you have to discuss every little detail of your past. But if you have had an important relationship before, tell your new love about it.
Same goes for your likes, dislikes, things that you are comfortable with, and the things that you are not comfortable with. Do not hide your feelings or expect the guy to understand everything. Tell him politely what is OK with you and what is not. If the guy genuinely has feelings for you, he will respect your past as well as your boundaries.
Moreover, too much attention for him and he'll think you're being needy. Let him know that he is special, but there are other people and things which matter to you too.
So, if you want your relationship to grow, be a good listener. This will ensure that whether it is to share his joys or sorrows, you will be the first person he will turn to.
When it comes to relationships and dating, there are no hard and fast rules, as every relationship is different and the people in it are unique. Keep your eyes and ears open, along with your heart.