Alright, so things have rapidly changed over the years..(obviously).
However I'm slightly confuzzled as to the "dating" status and the "in a relationship" status.
I've always thought of "Dating" as a trial run, like oh, let's date..let's go on a date.. you know to test out if a relationship between us is possible.. then maybe it can turn into a relationship.
However, I have noticed, that my school friends don't exactly share the same view; my friends and school mates who first go on dates, and say that they're dating already refer to each other as boyfriend and girlfriend... erm so dating is not for testing if a relationship is possible if you already refer to the other as your boyfriend or gf?
I'm somewhat confused. Maybe it's cause the younger generation these days are more desperate? I'm not so sure... so am I correct in thinking that "Dating" is for trying to see if a relationship is possible (or at least the initial stages), and that "In a Relationship" is a step after dating?
I'm interested in hearing your thoughts on this, and of my friends calling each other boyfriend and girlfriend immediately when they decide to start dating...
Thanks for any replies! Please also rate this question :) Have a great day ^^
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'We are dating' is a general term to say, 'we like each other, we're interested to see where this could go, but we're only testing the waters, we are not committed to each other and we are free to date others as well'.
In a relationship, BF, Girlfriend = we are committed to each other and we are no longer seeing other people.1