We can't tell you how many promising courtships we've seen dissolve after the dating partners spent just about every waking hour with each other over the three, five or seven days they were together in the same city.
That's because everybody needs "down time" to consciously and unconsciously process what they experienced as the courtship develops.
This is true whether you're meeting for the first time, or getting together again for a second, third, or even fifth meeting.
In fact, one of the biggest mistakes long-distance daters make is trying to cram too much time together into their compressed schedule.
Perhaps alcohol comes to mind, or you may picture something darker.
The truth, however, is that there are many different types of addiction from which men and women suffer every day.
It's bad enough if the man and woman already know each other, but it is even worse when two people are meeting for the first time.
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