no one can say how many dates or how much time it takes - especially for us - the unusual ones!
sometimes there will be an immediate, almost instant connection - and you just "click" - other times it grows slowly and sneaks up on you until you just realize one day where you are and how you feel.
IMHO - it is not so much about when it starts - but where you go with it after that. longevity, perseverance, faithfulness, growing together - are all more important than the initial feelings or the cliche of "falling in love." it's both the destination AND the journey that are important - but not so much the point of departure - though you gotta start somewhere.
Edited by traveler (09/18/12 01:04 AM)
"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself... And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity." - Paulo Coelho