I am single but I am currently dating a guy
But for some reason when I use the word date people are assuming that he is my bf
Even thighs they are not one in the same
I don't know if it's a cultural thing but even done people in America think I'm in a relationship when I say I'm dating
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Understood. A guy you are simply dating is just that. Boyfriend/Girlfriend usually is used once a relationship begins.
I don't think the confusion ends there. How many people confuse dating as a relationship? That is a big deal as if two people are just dating, one side may see it being more than it really is.
How many people apply the word "date" to events that are not clearly defined as "dates" by both sides?
It all boils down to communication. But I see it often being a problem. Two people seeing the context of it all very differently. Then when it ends, the side that read more into it is hurt deeper as from their perspective it was all more serious than it actually was.
Bottom line is to talk and make sure the other person is on the same page.0