Is there a difference between the two ? Does one mean you are available to date other guys
Most Helpful Girl
There is no difference, for me. I don't date multiple guys at once, and if I'm datING him, that means there have been several dates, therefore I'd consider him my boyfriend. Now he may not consider me his girlfriend yet (this has happened before) and it didn't really bother me. Only after we'd been together a looooong time would I be mad that he didn't consider me his girlfriend.
Basically, if I kiss him, I'll consider him my boyfriend.
There is a difference for most people. But anyone I'll go in several dates with is someone I'd consider my boyfriend. Otherwise, I would've ended it earlier, haha!
I say, you're always available to date other people until exclusivity has been declared. Like I said, I'm always "exclusive" simply because I don't date more than one person at a time. But the guys don't have to be exclusive until we've actually declared exclusivity. Fortunately, I've never had to have the formal talk about it, it just basically happened.0