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I tried to say they were "dating." Someone else said they weren't dating because they weren't exclusive.
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.
While hooking up involves a bunch of late-night booty calls that don't necessarily need to lead up to anything, dating is time spent getting to know someone, trying to figure out whether or not you're going to take the next step and pursue a real relationship.
But, as you can see from these answers, people have some pretty different definitions as far as what that "getting to know you" period entails.
Below is a list of commonly encountered red flags that might help a woman to think twice before pursuing or continuing a questionable romantic relationship. Does he show little interest in making reservations, getting creative with activities, or does he expect you to do this for him?
While this post is written within a heterosexual frame, many of these same concerns can apply to same-sex relationships as well. While it’s wonderful that a woman can approach and ask a man for a date, there is also a delicate balance in the relationship. The investment factor seamlessly leads to an even more important type of initiative.
I thought I had a pretty good grip on this whole "what does dating mean" thing.