10/18/2012 07:11 am ET Updated Dec 18, 2012

Planning A Getaway With A New Guy? 5 Things You Should Know Before You Book (PHOTOS)

Planning a vacation can be a stressful endeavor -- and it gets even trickier when you throw a new guy into the mix.

For many, the first vacation together is an important step in the relationship -- and an important test. It's hard to know in advance whether you'll cohabit blissfully or be at each other's throats, but smart planning can help prevent catastrophe for your romantic rendezvous.

Nothing kills the mood like a bad hotel stay, and the following information will help you make a shrewd choice for your couples getaway.

Here's what to know:

-- Kelsey Blodget,

Planning a Getaway with a New Guy (Or Girl)? 5 Things You Should Know Before You Book