Source: Shutterstock It’s good to be friends first. Some people fall in love much quicker than others; but I’m close to believing that if it takes you more than six months to decide what you want from a person, the connection just isn’t there.Most would agree that this is one of the keys to a healthy relationship; but someone should have also put a time cap on the ‘friend zone.’ While it is usually recommended to take your time to get to know the person you potentially want to be with, is there such a thing as getting to know them too long before making a commitment? Sure, taking it slow is the responsible thing to do; but taking it too slow is usually a waste of someone’s time.

Is dating a term that is only reserved for more serious relationships? Is going out on one or two dates considered dating? For me, dating means getting to know someone, going out a few times, talking a lot and hooking up.

Or is dating a term reserved for only very casual relationships? In my opinion, dating can be a little more casual or more serious.

If it hadn’t happened in 365 days, what made me think that on day 366, my year-long wish would be granted?

Situations like this one influenced my decision to develop my own six-month rule.

I’ve chosen to be proactive and make every attempt to prevent those crushed feelings from being my own.

And even on the flipside, I don’t want to be that girl that makes a man despise all women because I’ve played tic-tac-toe with his emotions.

Hold on a sec: please don’t jump down my throat because you think I’m making fun of Taylor for the amount of guys she’s dated – I’m not. There’s nothing wrong with a girl who dates around.

I don’t care how many guys Taylor dates and neither should anyone else. Here’s why I was left so confused: what is dating to Taylor Swift?

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