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Should New Couples Go Away Together As Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Have Done?

Tue, May 24, 2011 12:11pm EDT by 6 Comments

How soon is too soon to take a vacation with your new man?

In the grand scheme of things, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber haven’t been dating all that long. However, although they’ve been a couple for under six months, the toothy twosome is now on vacation together. How soon is too soon to be taking trips with a new man?

Both young stars have been exhausting themselves — he with an international tour and she trying to kick-star a musical career — and so are taking alone time…together. “After working their asses off, they’ve carved out some serious time to hang out. They’re taking a well-deserved break together,” a source close to the couple tells E! Online.

Although I agree that everyone deserves a vacation, I can’t even touch on the fact that they’re being allowed to do so when he, at 17, is still underage and she’s barely legal at 18. But I digress. If these two were actually consenting adults, should they be taking a vacation together so quickly?

I think the three-month mark is always a good time to plan a trip with your man, providing you’re seeing him more than two times a week leading up to that point. You’re in the middle of the honeymoon stage, all loved up and ready to focus on one another without the distractions of the outside world.

Taking a trip with your guy during early days is OK if you’re trying to figure out whether or not you really like him (vacations can totally kill a relationship if you’re not compatible travelers) but should be, for the most part, avoided at all costs. After all, if you haven’t been dating for very long, then the holiday turns your romance into something of fantasy, instead of the fantastic reality it should be.

A premature holiday is like playing house: fun while it’s happening, but when the game is over, you may just want to ditch your fake husband and walk away.


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