How to survive your first getaway with your man!

t's Memorial Day weekend, and if you're planning a getaway with someone you recently started dating, here are five things you should know before you go . . .

 

 

1.  Realize It's a Big Deal.  Guys, even if you think you're just going on a quick and fun getaway, it's a big deal for HER.  Expectations will be high, so be prepared.

 

 

2.  Be Ready to Share Your Space.  If you've only been dating for a short time, that "slowly-getting-to-know-you" phase gets thrown right out the window once you spend a weekend together.  Be ready to be around this person 24/7.

 

 

3.  Know Your Travel Styles.  Some people like the "go with the flow" approach to traveling.  Other people want every minute scheduled so they don't miss a thing.  Just try to get on the same page before you go, so there are no surprises.

 

 

4.  Be Flexible.  No matter how well-organized you are, there are always things you can't predict . . . like traffic, weather, or feeling like crap.  The more flexible and low-maintenance you are, the better your chances of the trip being a success.

 

 

5.  Go With a Group.  It's too late to change your plans now, but in the future, it's best to do your first weekend trip together with a group of friends. 

 

 

That way, there's a balance of personalities . . . and if one of you wants to be alone for a while, the other person will have people to hang with.