This data then gave the eHarmony team the chance to define the main phases of romantic relationships. And of the findings, Dr. Linda Papadopoulos, a psychologist who helped complete the study, told the Daily Mail, “It’s fascinating to note that [love] can be broken down into such distinct stages.”
But Manning told The Independent in 2017 that couples should take all the important parts of a dating journey in their stride. “While some are more fun than others, it’s crucial not to rush through any phase. Take the time to actually be single and enjoy the dating experience – not just the final destination,” she added.