First couple months of dating

Young 20s get dressed up, slide down a few shots, and finally start talking to one another.

The one aspect of dating that hasn’t changed over the years is that at some point or another, real-live words must be exchanged.

They still don’t know each other very well because sex and sleeping are the shields for extensive talking into the deep hours of the night.

Snapchat once again fills the void that a lack of word-filled communication leaves.

Once the pair has gone home together three or more times, their status becomes more official.

They are “hooking up.” This means that they can expect to be contacted when the other person is going out.

While hooking up does not always mean exclusive, it does mean that they are giving the other person some level of priority over others guys/girls they may or may not be interacting with. If there is something relevant (an inside joke, a planning matter, etc.), mid day sober texting may occur once or twice a week.

Eye contact with cute strangers that could spur a date proposition also no longer occurs.To communicate with someone soberly on top of meeting up with them at bars signifies a level of interest that comes across as very aggressive after only two or three weeks.An occasional Snapchat might be sent between the two. It means: I am giving you attention, but still not taking the time out of my day to overtly try and talk to you.Once a good conversation has been initiated between the guy and girl, the friends are discarded and ignored.They will certainly exchange a drunken kiss at this phase, however going home together is optional.

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