This five-step approach from Ask Mars will help you to avoid some of the unnecessary pitfalls.
Weinberg, who does an excellent job of pointing out how many of us opt for romantic guessing games over direct communication. If you only knew a few details about the company you were investing in, you'd probably decide not to invest in it. If you like the person and want to get to know them better, you have no choice but to proceed.The stakes feel so high because you can end up attaching pretty quickly to someone new, even though you don't know that person well enough to know if it's truly safe to trust him or her.After a few weeks, they've officially entered that awkward phase where uncertainty is king, and I'm sure each member of the couple is spending a great deal of time talking about the relationship with their respective friends. The beginning of a new relationship is scary because you don't really know the person you're dating, so you can't be sure what you're going to get.In other words, you're investing in a relationship based purely on faith, or your hope that this new person will be good for you.I think this could fall under the “I am my own worst enemy” category!