Dating, in many aspects, is not what it used to be. It's changed on so many levels. There were stages to dating, but nowadays, it seems too many people skip the important steps and go right for the kill. Then, they are left in amazement as to why the relationship didn't work out. It's true, one can never guarantee a relationship will last forever. However, taking your time will help you to decide if you want to take the relationship to the next level. Dating is a process where taking it slow will prevent a lot of broken hearts. This is why we take dating and relationships seriously. If you have a working, healthy relationship, it means you're constantly working on it. You can have good chemistry, but there's more to maintaining a long-term partnership. As they say, looks will change over a period of time, you'll need more to keep your partner interested.