How do you know whether a potential partner is a keeper when it comes to the all-important matter of trust, and what can you do to help build a genuinely trusting relationship? Psychologist Karen Nimmo shares her insights.
When you first meet
The process of trusting another person kicks off from the moment we meet someone we’re attracted to. Without even realising it, we’re scanning for clues we can trust them. Will you text when you say you will? Do you really look like your profile pic? Do you follow through on our plans? Do you genuinely like me? Can I count on you? Should I take a leap of faith?
The trouble is, we’re too dazzled by emotions and hormones in the early stages…