How do you define them for yourself? At what point are in a relationship and no longer "just dating?" Thoughts? Comments? Opinions? Please weigh in...
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Put simply: (you can read an expanded version below)
Dating is going out on dates.
Going out is being romantically linked to somebody.'
Relationship is when you've had the talk and agreed on exclusiveness.
Dating is just going out on dates. For instance, you can take one person on a date and another person on a date and most people don't view this as cheating.
It's is my OPINION that most people view "dating" and "going out" very similarly but I view them slightly differently. For instance, many people say "We went out twice" as another way of saying "we went out on 2 dates," but they could also mean "they went were going out with each other on 2 occasions."
I view "Going out" as almost like being relationship but some key differences is you don't call each other "boy friend" and "girlfriend" and you have not said "i love you" yet. You are romantically linked to one another. But you haven't said you are exclusive but both men and women, sometimes view it as cheating if you were dating or going out with somebody else, others may not view it as such.
Relationship: maybe you have had one of "the talks" and define what you to are. You maybe have posted it on Facebook. You are exclusive with each other and don't fool around with others (unless you've established you are in an open relationship, which I view as another form of going out.)0