1. after your first date, kiss him on his cheek and send him on his way. you’ll think about the date for the rest of the night and you’ll have trouble sleeping because you can’t stop smiling.
2. after a week, you won’t be able to stop talking to him, about him. he’s everything you wanted and everything you dreamt about. your cheeks may hurt from smiling and laughing but you couldn’t care less, you’re happier than you’ve been in a long time.
3. after three dates, you’ll kiss him on the lips and it will be more magical than the movies showed or the books said. you’ll never want to stop because being near him just feels so right.
4. after a lengthy montage of dates and late night calls, you’re nine months into the relationship and you finally tell him you love him. except you don’t feel any different than you did after your first kiss. you know why? because that’s when you fell in love. not on your six month anniversary, not after nine months, not after a year. you fell bright and early and you fell hard. and that’s not a bad thing. there is no time restraint on how you much you can feel. there are no restraints because we are human and emotions are an imperfect science that won’t be “just like the movies”