If you’ve made it to the fifth date with a guy, it sounds like things are going well.
Still, those dating anxieties and questions are still going to be there.
Does a guy like you a lot by the 5th date?
Is it time to take things further?
Is 5 dates too soon to be exclusive?
I can’t tell you exactly how your situation is going to turn out, but I can provide some insights into what a fifth date means for most guys:
What Does a Fifth Date Mean for Guys?
Do keep in mind that every guy is different, but generally speaking, by the fifth date you should know the following things about a guy:
What They’re Looking for In a Relationship
This is an important one, and it’s something that you should have discussed by the time you’re on a fifth date.
Once you know what a guy is looking for in a relationship, and he knows what you’re looking for, you can see how well your wants and needs match up.
Related – Here’s what a third and fourth date means to a guy.
How They Feel About You
Most guys are going to have shown their hand by the fifth date and revealed how they feel about you.
They may have done it by text in between dates as that’s easier for them, but you’d expect them to have made their feelings clear by the fifth date.
And, if they’re there on a fifth date, I think it’s fair to assume that they like you, a lot!
Their Relationship History
You should also have a better idea of what their relationship history looks like.
When you know this type of information, it can help you to make sure that your relationship is progressing in the right way and at the right rate.
Things They’re Passionate About
By the fifth date, you should know about some of the things that your guy is passionate about and what makes him tick.
This information is important as it shows that he’s willing to open up and let you into his world.
When a guy is passionate about something and shares it with you, that’s a good sign that he really likes you.
What They Want from The Future
By the fifth date, you should also have a better idea of what he wants from the future and his long-term goals.
Whether it includes you or not, it can be helpful to know what he wants to achieve in his life.
It’ll help you understand if your long-term goals match up, and if you can see yourself being part of his plans.
What Does All of This Mean?
In conclusion, the fifth date with a guy is an important milestone in your relationship.
By this point, he should have opened up to you and let you into his world – and you should have done the same.
You should know what he wants from the future, and what his relationship history is like.
Most importantly, you should have an understanding of how he feels about you and whether your wants and needs match up.
If all is going well, it could be the start of a beautiful relationship!
After 5 Dates Is It Serious?
The answer to this really depends on the couple.
At the end of the fifth date, if you feel like things are heading in a serious direction, then it could be serious.
If the guy is talking about future plans and you’re both on the same page, then this could be the start of something special.
But, if you’re both still feeling each other out and there’s no commitment yet, then it might be too soon to label it as serious.
At the end of the day, it’s up to you and your guy to decide if things are going to go to the next level.
What I can say is that 5 dates is usually enough for two people to figure out if they want to take things further!
If you’re still completely in the dark it sounds like communication is an issue. Now is the perfect time to have an honest, open conversation with your guy and get to the root of things.
What Is the 5-Date Rule?
You may have heard of the 3rd-date rule and the 4th-date rule, well it seems like there is a rule for every date at this point!
The 5-date rule is a term coined by relationship experts to refer to the idea that couples should wait until at least their fifth date before sleeping together.
The reasoning behind this rule is that it gives both parties time to get to know each other and develop a level of trust before getting intimate.
It’s important to remember that this is just a guideline and you should do whatever feels right for your relationship though.
Related – Signs to look for on a first date that a guy is controlling or a player.
It’s Time to Get What You Want!
If you’ve reached the fifth date and things are still progressing, then it could be a sign that your guy is really into you.
However, I want to remind you that you have a say in what happens next and you should use your voice!
You don’t have to wait for a guy to make a move or tell you exactly what he wants from your relationship, those days are over.
You should be honest and open about what it is that you want from your relationship, and if he’s not willing to give you that then it may be time for you to move on!
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Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.