there's dating, being exclusive, having a boyfriend, being serious. how do you usually differentiate? I've never been "official" with anyone but I've dated, hooked up, been exclusive, been exclusive plus more...i don't know how to draw the line between categories. does this inability to differentiate categories stress anybody else out? how do you "know" which guys are boyfriends vs. guys you've dated vs. guys you just hooked up with?
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I'll spare the speech on "labels and live your life" as that's not very helpful to you. You want to know what exactly each entails.
We'll (my opinion)
-Being exclusive, having a BF(closed relationship), being serious should mean the same. Usually means you two are not having sex with anyone else and you're considerate of each others feelings, concerns, likes, dislikes.
-Dating means you're seeing someone casually but you don't have certain obligations of having a committed relationship. If sex is major part of this arrangement than you're just hooking up and maybe getting a date or two out of it. You two are border line friends. Either of you could blow each other off and you don't have grounds to be upset.
-curious what you define as exclusive, exclusive plus more. The latter sounds like full on relationship and what does regular "exclusive" mean?
So are asking because you want a relationship and not sure what it entails?0