"Level" of dating? Cheating doesn't exist, anyway.Letting time pass and hanging out sounds pretty good. What else is there?
If you are just dating then you are correct no cheating. Once you agree to a committed relationship and don't disclose emotional and/or physical contact with someone (not your SO) means you are cheating.Something else rather than hanging out? Marriage is something else.. :)
That's well-said. Shame that it's true.
What do you mean?
Just the concept of "official." It's really rather bizarre when you really think about it. It's just a label. A word. Yet it means so much to people, specifically girls usually.
That's just me. I appreciate it if a guy wants to go without labels, that's fine. I just don't want want that personally, I prefer to be on the same page without "maybes," "possibly's," or "maybe in the futures."Either you want me, or you don't. I won't be offended either way. I just personally always look towards the future I want and subsequently only keep people in my life who have better chances at being certain, not people who are unsure if they will be there, loyally, or not.
What's the difference? How is it actually quantified? "Casual" vs. "serious?"
Casual meaning they're not looking for a long term relationship, and serious meaning they're planning on committing for life. The difference is made by what they're intentions are.
The only time a relationship can be considered "serious" is if the parties involved are planning on committing for life? That's a scary thought.
I don't personally see any other reason for dating but to find a partner for life. And that's why I need to know if the person I'm dating agrees or not.
I guess to have fun. What else is there?
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But what do you think about ^ that quote? It makes a lot of sense to me, personally.
I think that makes sense. It's not about the label but more about the "actions." Someone could say they're dating someone, but by their actions, they're just friends. As long as the people in the relationship know what they mean/who they are to each other, that's way more important than labels.
I guess I just don't see why that matters.
It's mostly because you don't want confusion, and you don't want to lead the other person on/hurt them. This can happen if both people are not on the same page/they did not communicate what they meant to each other/who they are to each other. For example one person wants romance the other wants friendship. Hopefully that makes more sense?
No, I understand what you're saying-- that's not the issue. Like I said, I still just don't see why that matters to people, and by people I pretty much just mean girls.
Is it though?
Unless you prefer to be strung along/led on or do that to the other person without realizing it.Even in casual relationships, there are different levels of casual and rules that each should agree to and be fully aware of in order for it to be "maintained".
Guess there's always the "let's just have fun and enjoy each other's company" option.
Kinda crappy to try to own someone's life that way, isn't it?
I wouldn't see it as owning them, just wanting to define the feelings that they already have and turn it into a loving relationship.
Yeah manboy lol, defined by the conditions and expectations both set on the other
Wish people could just... live. Instead of walking around with a mental checklist.
We're not dogs, we're humans. We have langauge and that exists to make communication clear.
Yeah in some ways I suppose.