"This number is based on the theory that you’re both playing the field and you want a serious, committed relationship." Once three months have passed, you'll be able to figure out whether you really want to get serious about someone or not."You need three months of dating this person to even decide if you want to continue dating them," she adds."If you both want to continue dating each other after three months, then you should use the next three months to decide if you want to be monogamous." Go slow.If it's time to stop hedging your bets, sit down and have a chat about it."When you decide to be committed, after a reasonable time where you are not seeing others, and it should be an independent decision, with no expectations," zen psychotherapist and neuromarketing strategist Michele Paiva tells Bustle."If you are committed, you will trust that they will delete when it feels right to them." But if you don't want to wait for them to bring it up, do it yourself — just don't rush or force things.In other words, don't hightail it home after a few good dates with someone and delete your Tinder or Ok Cupid profiles forever, because you just might wish you'd waited a bit longer.That said, you certainly don't wait to wait too long — if you and your partner are ready to get serious together, it won't feel good if one (or both!) of you still has an online dating presence, even if it's not being put to use.
I believe that trust is the main ingredient for a healthy relationship, and without it, the relationship becomes troublesome and both of the partners suffer.Say you meet someone online, and you start seeing each other, and things are going really well.My highest congratulations are with you — but the real question is, if you meet on a dating app, how long should you wait to delete your dating profile?"Go ahead and delete the app to show maturity, commitment, and to focus on the possibility of a new beginning.
If it doesn't work out, download it again and keep moving forward." Sage advice."Once you have each agreed to not see other people, the relationship has been given a real chance," psychologist Nicole Martinez, who is the author of eight books, including The Reality of Relationships , tells Bustle.
"[When] you truly believe it can be going somewhere, this is a fair time for each of you to ask the other to deactivate or delete their profile."But don't jump the gun.