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How far into a relationship does the infatuation period wear off?
Dating / 12:16 PM - Tuesday April 14, 2009

How far into a relationship does the infatuation period wear off?

Some may say that is never does, that is probably because you chose wisely. For others I feel like around six to nine months in we start to feel more settled and can tell if things are going to work out on a long-term basis or not....

- Asked by Male, 29-35

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i think ur right on
it was between 6-9 months for me
by that time the infatuation wore off
we knew where it was going
and if it would work out from there
...it did. and still is. :D

- Response by brifon16, An Alternative Girl, Female, 22-25, Los Angeles, Student

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It seems to me the infatuation wears off around months 4-7. If someone is putting on their best face, they can't maintain it much longer than that. Eventually they'll let their guard down and all of the not so good/mediocre stuff will surface. Even if they are just being themselves, the more you get to know of someone, the less exciting it is which is major part of the whole infatuation thing. I've never seen that go beyond 7mths for anyone. For some it may but to me, I haven't seen it.

(However, there's new level of Excitement when the challenge of keeping a relationship fresh and interesting comes into play. Many give up after the butterflies wears off and that's a big mistake to me. Its AFTER the butterflies that the fun starts for me :).

- Response by thottienc, A Career Woman, Female, 36-45, Who Cares?

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it all depends of the two involved and if their relationship is a public one or an off the screen one. why ? because if others get to see the details of your relationship and have a say in it then you will be inclined to be more realistic in between the walls or lets call it intimacy and so the blunders wear off sooner

- Response by yourlifeline, A Creative, Female, 46-55, Fashion

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I've been with my boyfriend for a year and a half. After about 3 months things STARTED to settle down, and after about 6 months they were completely settled

- Response by greeneyedbeauty88, A Thinker, Female, 22-25

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