When it comes to dating, it seems you can find hundreds of thousands of websites, books, and people offering their tips and advice.
I've personally read and heard a lot of this advice, but what I think is the most helpful when it comes to dating isn't giving and getting prescriptions -- it's asking and answering questions.
Usually it happens slowly and without you even noticing it.
It's easy to become so caught up in the feelings you're having that you don't even realize you aren't fully being your true self.
A lot of times our friends can see these things in us better than we can see them ourselves.
10) If you do find yourself changing, are the changes positive? When you get closer to another person, sometimes it's inevitable. Here's the bottom line -- the point of being self-aware before and within a relationship is that you should do your best to first know yourself as much as possible before partnering with another person.
So here are a few more questions -- this time about the actual relationship and how it may or may not be affecting you in a positive way: 7) Does the person you're dating support your passions/calling in life?
If not, I don't think I have to tell you that that's a huge red flag.Whether he/she "gets" it or not, having someone who supports you and is always on your team is a must-have, if you ask me.8) Do they get along with your friends (and vice versa)?For me, answering those questions really changed the way I think about relationships in general.I realized that not only do I want to be confident and secure in who I am, but that I want to be surrounded by people who are of themselves as well.Whether you are on a date or just talking on a phone with your girlfriend, silence will always be awkward.