Honesty is something that has always been very important to me in relationships. There are three different parts to honesty that I want to focus on: being honest with yourself, being honest in how you present yourself, and being honest with each other. I think the first part of honesty is being honest with yourself. Girls especially have a tendency to jump in feet first, sometimes before the guy even notices them. It is important to also be grounded in reality and not get caught up in these emotions.
It is natural to want to show people the best side of yourself, but being yourself is crucial in the stages of getting to know someone. I wrote about being yourself a couple weeks ago. Evaluating why you are struggling to be yourself will help you to see where you are personally and what you are looking for in the relationship.
It is also important in relationships to be honest with each other. Communicating how you feel about each other and where each of you are in the relationship will help both of you to be on the same page. This will also keep you both rooted in reality and help you from falling into the day-dreaming type of relationships.