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New love is exciting and one of the best feelings we can think of, but it can also be tricky to navigate. Mistakes can be made and we want to help ensure you avoid them. Just say no to these three common new relationship don’ts.

New love tips

Oversharing on social media

We know you’re happy and you want everyone to know how happy you are, but before you start posting every iPhone photo of him, his dog and all of your moments together, think about whether he’s OK with that. Some guys get weird about having their every move documented online. A few photos are fine, but try to avoid plastering his wall and yours with every detail of your relationship.

Getting too attached too soon

It’s so easy to start thinking about taking the relationship to the next level when you’ve fallen hard. But before you suggest a summer vacation together or moving in together in the fall, slow down to make sure he feels the same way. Getting too attached could backfire if he would rather take things slow. You don’t want to push him away by being over-enthusiastic.

Ditching everyone for him

Even though you want to spend every waking moment with your new man, don’t forget you have other people in your life who want to spend time with you. Your friends will understand that you’re not as available now that you’ve found a guy you really like, but they won’t appreciate being ditched indefinitely. Make sure you build in time for your BFFs amid all the time you’re spending with your new guy.

Expecting him to drop everything for you

He has friends and other interests and you can’t expect someone new to be at your beck and call. Just because he wants to hit the gym solo or spend a Friday night with his friends doesn’t mean he doesn’t love you. Give him some space to do his own thing or he could start to feel smothered. The key in a new relationship is to find a balance between time together and doing things apart.

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Comments on "Top 4 new relationship no-nos"

Caitlyn August 25, 2012 | 5:42 AM

I find it funny that he was the one who seemed to get attached too quickly - no, that's not the right way to put it. I think we both got attached quickly, but he was the one to suggest vacations/even living together first. And I was perfectly alright with that. Just btw, he's got a few different places he lives and is very busy so me living in one of those apartments would simply be so we could actually see each other more.

Stacy August 14, 2012 | 9:35 AM

This article is awesome, and so true! It's very easy to fall hard, fast. That's not always the best, in fact, it never is!! Really take your time in getting to know the guy, and keep living your own life, too! It's always best to have your own friends and hobbies no matter what. Put yourself first.

Erica July 18, 2012 | 9:19 AM

All so true. It's important to keep your independence and a cool head despite how crazy you're going for a guy. Be mysterious! That will keep interested.

Emma July 10, 2012 | 2:55 PM

It is so true you have to ease into it! I think as females we are so emotionally driven that it is so easy to fall fast! But we have to protect ourselves and the relationship we are trying to foster so it is important not to get too attached too fast.

Hannah July 10, 2012 | 10:09 AM

These new love tips are so accurate! They all seem to be a big problem when it comes to females. A new relationship is always exciting, but you've got to ease into it.

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