It is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome (thanks Google! They have made their fortune by making information and knowledge searchable and accessible to people because we love to know. If you don’t believe me just ask the executives at Google.In fact, a little uncertainty can As anxiety-producing as the early days of dating can be, they’re actually some of the most pleasurable and exciting.
Psychologists have had little to say on this matter for quite some time.SPOILER ALERT: In the end they come to the conclusion that while they like each other well enough, there’s no real excitement there.As Weir puts it: “Because not even science could mimic that awful, wonderful buzz of early uncertainty—is he going to call, is she going to say yes?After a few weeks, they've officially entered that awkward phase where uncertainty is king, and I'm sure each member of the couple is spending a great deal of time talking about the relationship with their respective friends. The beginning of a new relationship is scary because you don't really know the person you're dating, so you can't be sure what you're going to get.In other words, you're investing in a relationship based purely on faith, or your hope that this new person will be good for you.Some seminal data suggests that honesty is the best policy. After all, it feels good to be liked by others, so to win his heart you should aim to be the source of such feelings. In the words of Vince Vaughn, “If you call too soon you might scare off a beautiful baby who’s ready to party”.Shower the object of your desire with attention and gifts. Indeed, one of the principle tenets of the burgeoning pick-up artist business is to mildly insult your prospective partner – “neg” her. Of course, Hollywood scripts and the subjective musings of sex-crazed twenty somethings do not a theory make.Should I be assertive and make plans with her for the night? That is, how interested did I want to appear to this woman?Should I assume that we’d be together that evening? The answer to this type of question has long been debated.If you only knew a few details about the company you were investing in, you'd probably decide not to invest in it. If you like the person and want to get to know them better, you have no choice but to proceed.The stakes feel so high because you can end up attaching pretty quickly to someone new, even though you don't know that person well enough to know if it's truly safe to trust him or her.