Dating and going out
When talking about it, how else is she supposed to refer to it besides using the word relationship?I don't think a word exists for that without sounding pretentious.As you know, I have been dating this girl and we are going on our fifth date in a week, so far, everything has been good, I like her and she is definitely a great person, I am not dating anyone else at this time and I don't feel like I want to date anyone else.During our 4th date, we were at a bar and she mentioned the word "our relationship" which I thought it was cute, we are NOT there yet, but I did not want to say anything.Included in the number who totally disagree is the guy I’m dating/seeing. Do you think my point of view on this is dated (pun intended) and I should change it to reflect dating in this app area?
It’s reached the point where I’ll mention him to my friends, the dude’s got potential. Like the difference between the B and D train: one easily gets you to the American Museum of Natural History, the other zooms you up to 125th leaving you wondering what the hell you did wrong and OMG am I in Harlem!? Annnnnd….a lot of other people think the exact opposite… “Seeing” can be applied to your friend with benefits, your ex, and tonight’s Bumble date. Maybe I need to change my wording when I write about dating, since I frequently do…
Turns out we have polar opposite views on these two confounding words. The explanation for this dating/seeing confusion, as I see it, seems to lie in the biggest scapegoat of modern romance: Hookup Culture.
He thinks we’re seeing each other, I think we’re dating: Communication Fail. We’re both on the same page, just uh, looking at different words? So I gave this stupid syntax wayyyyy more thought than it ever deserved.
I also didn't do the physical intimacy thing outside of an exclusive situation, though, personally.
I was never really interested in sleeping with multiple people in the same time frame, and would have felt an obligation to disclose that for sure, from a health standpoint.