How Fast Is Too Fast In A Relationship?

How fast is too fast in a relationship? I guess relationship questions never exist in a vacuum because of all the factors that feed into an answer change from person to person. I don’t think there really is a such thing as “too fast” or “too slow” but that’s easy  for me to say since I was a serious level jumper at the beginning of my current relationship.


Image by Wan Mohd via Flickr.

Austin and I committed to a relationship six days after our first date, which seems like a pretty normal start. We told each other that we loved each other…maybe two weeks after meeting (if even). We spent as much time as possible together for six months until we finally were able to move in together. Now six months after the big move here we are passing our one year anniversary.

Before you get worried about any more potential jumps I might make romantically, let me say that Austin and I are good where we are and we won’t be making any more major decisions anytime soon. The last year of my life was a complete whirlwind but I wouldn’t change a thing. But would I ever recommend my friends move as fast as I did? Probably not, considering the fact that we’re all between the ages of 18-22.

Which brings me back to the original question of “How fast is too fast in a relationship?” Because although I tell myself there isn’t a such thing as too fast I still find myself ogling at people when they tell me their dating stories. I think I just need to keep in mind that everyone goes about relationships different and they need to learn from their own experiences, without my personal opinion (unless they ask for my input).

2 thoughts on “How Fast Is Too Fast In A Relationship?

  1. Like you, me and my bf’s relationship started with bang, we were together for only 5 months and we moved in together, 3 house moves, 1 dog, 1 child and 6 years later we are stronger than ever! Good for you for finding someone amazing and just jumping in head first, sometimes we need to do that and when it works out its amazing! I wish you both all the happiness in the world and have great fun celebrating your first year together!!


    • Thank you! It’s pretty cool to hear I’m not the only one out here jumping straight into things. 🙂 It’s definitely one of those things that just happens.


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