The whole point of dating
I would say dating someone means that you and another person are consistently seeing each other in a boyfriend/girlfriend type of manner.
I think back in the day, dating was more loosely going on dates with one or many people, but now dating is the past's equivalent of 'going steady.'It's interesting because if I say I dated a guy in past tense, that usually means it was someone I was hooking up with and not an ex-boyfriend because I'd just say ex.
I say we were "dating" in the beginning because we were regularly going on dates right off the bat.
They started off as casual, and then things got a little more serious when we became exclusive.
As far as I'm concerned, there are two types of pseudo-relationships you can be in that aren't real, bonafide relationships: You're either "hooking up" (casual booty calls, probably not going anywhere) or you're "dating" (going on dates, getting to know each other, hopefully going somewhere).
I would say my boyfriend and I were "dating" long before we were in a relationship.
But I focused on the side that made my former employers wrong. First, you can’t build anything if you’re always moving. But if you want to establish a stable family unit, you can’t do so by rotating boyfriends out every election cycle.
When I was fired from a talent agency, I said to myself, “I hated that job, my boss, and my low pay” rather than “I wasn’t very passionate at my work, I had a bad attitude, and they probably found someone better.” Both are true. And while there’s nothing wrong with flouting societal conventions and turning your life into a series of relationships, like getting a new dog every 10 years, I would point out these two big flaws in your reasoning.
These are all questions we need to have answered if we wish to go forward as INFORMED LOVERS.
I would say 'dating' is when you are steadily going on dates with someone, not just steadily hooking up with someone.
I would say 'dating' is a little more serious and occurs when you both are actually interested in taking the relationship further to a confirmed boyfriend/girlfriend level.— Taylor, 27All right, so if we're looking for a trend here, a few people from this roundup seem to agree with me that dating is the hanging out period that takes place before you're actually in a relationship.
I tried to say they were "dating." Someone else said they weren't dating because they weren't exclusive.
Then someone say if someone asks if you've been "dating" that guy you've been with the past couple of months?!