...hmmm. Maybe this is what's been going wrong in all my relationships! I didn't follow the stages and instead was skipping around willy-nilly with no regard for the proper succession! And me being the good researcher/science geek and all...
Follow the steps, E. Follow the STEPS!! That's the ticket!
The 6 Stages of a Relationship:
1) Spend the night
2) Spend the weekend
3) Exchange keys
4) Sexy weekend getaway
5) Extended vacation
6) Live together.
Update: No people, I did NOT make this list up. I was watching an episode of Bones and one of the characters made this up. It was just late enough at night, and I was just tired enough to think it was amusing and so decided to share it with you folks. 'tis all!