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)
We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9