What is up with young people talking about dating "officially?" Is there a period where you are dating unofficially? Do you then go to the courthouse and register to be dating officially? This is similar to kids saying, "We're not dating we're just hanging out" or "chillin'". So, you have sex with everybody you hang out with?
It seems to me that these are just silly games that young people use to downplay the significance of a relationship so that, if it doesn't work out, they can tell their friends, "Well, it's not like we were officially dating!" By downplaying the significance of the relationship, they're holding back from telling their partner how they really feel, they're not being honest with theirself or their partner, and they are not giving their relationship the best chance to succeed.
If I'm wrong, set me straight, but please be polite about it.
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Hmm, I somewhat agree but somewhat don't haha.
I'm just 'dating' a guy, and I'm wondering if we're 'officially dating' or not haha
To me there's stages
- Getting to know someone (you're speaking with an interest in learning more about the person)
- Seeing/Dating ( Spending time with them, going on dates, seeing more how well you click with the intention of getting into a relationship with the person)
- Relationship.. Well that ones self explanatory haha0
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