"This quick access to 'hooking up' is limiting the ability for teens to learn how to deal with rejection, and offers a quick fix to regulate their emotions," said Sara Klein, a staff therapist at the Family Institute at Northwestern University.These quick fixes may lead to short-lived relationships.However, if you look at past (or current) flames using this method, you'll probably recognize when you moved in and out of these stages.

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Have you ever thought about the five stages in a relationship?

Chances are you never contemplated your relationship in terms of stages.

(LTK): What happens after two people decide they want to spend time together in a dating context?

(LG): Stage two is the romantic stage and usually lasts for two to three months.

Love To Know (LTK): Why is it important to know about the five stages of dating? If you try to avoid one of the stages, problems may develop in the relationship which may result in you or your partner ending the relationship.

When you recognize what stage of dating the relationship is in, you will understand what is called for or needed in order to move through that stage and onto the next stage.

According to Chicago Agricultural sophomore James Darche, conventional relationships aren't exactly common.

"The norm for teen dating seems to be only about two weeks or even less," Darche said.

Some couples never advance to the later stages because of incompatibility or emotional immaturity. It occurs when you are beginning to get to know each other.

It might also be called the fantasy phase because your partner can seem perfect during this time.

By Maggie Harden, Vernon Hills and Daniel Vogwill, Chicago Agricultural Dating is a different experience than it was a generation ago.