Dating: Setting the Pace Without Scaring Someone Away
"I'm a single male in my 30's. I do a fair amount of dating both through apps and in-person. One thing I really struggle with is the confusing dance that me and the potential partners do around our expectations. How can I be assertive or find out more about where they are at, without pushing them away, or make them feel like I'm forcing them into a situation that is very serious right off the bat?" - Alan (New York, NY)
Esther Perel is joined by Dr. Alexandra Solomon — licensed psychologist and clinical associate professor at Northwestern University, as well as a teacher of the most popular university course on relationships, Marriage 101.
It's difficult to navigate expectations, boundaries and the ambiguity in the early stages of dating and building a relationship.
What are the rules of dating today? Who should take the lead to drive the pace of a relationship?