This is how many times a week you should see someone you've just started dating
New year, new relationship?
If you find yourself newly off-the-market, well then pay attention because science has figured out how much time you should spend with your new significant other.
Yep, while you may want to spend every waking minute with them, medical professionals are telling you otherwise, and who can argue with science – right?
Psychiatrist and author Scott Carroll says those new to a relationship should limit the number of times they hang out with their new partner to a very specific amount.
“It’s important to stick to twice a week only so that you have plenty of time away from your new date to give your deepest feelings time to percolate up from your subconscious," he told Bravo TV.
Because what’s more romantic than sticking to a strict schedule so that your feelings can percolate?
“These deep feelings are important because they will help you see any issues or problems with your new love interest.”
Yes, Scott says you need to keep your distance at the beginning in order for you to grow closer, at least we think that’s what he’s saying.
He’s definitely saying daily meet-ups are off the cards, so just forget about that altogether.
“You don’t have to see someone daily, but seeing them at least once during the week and another night over the weekend keeps things moving forward.”
But don’t get so caught up in the rules that you neglect to meet them at all because that can cause just as much damage.
“If you only see someone once every couple of weeks, it’s almost like starting all over again from the beginning on each date.”
So, there you have it. Now start scheduling in those bi-weekly dates and watch love blossom.
Who says romance is dead, ay?