And this isn't high school serious (“Wow, he gave me his class ring! ), or college serious (“I'm so sad we'll be apart for winter break, but we have spring break to look forward to!
Many times, this confusion doesn't stem from “what are we? ”True, the terms “boyfriend” and “girlfriend” are age-old and synonymous with a committed relationship.
But, what term(s) exist for couples tired of high school monikers and want their label to show the “adultness” of the relationship?
At the same time, not everyone we date in our mid-20s is our “soulmate,” and many of us still have our fair share of rebound relationships, one-night stands and other non-serious affairs.
But in general, the mid-to-late 20s shows a dating shift: We're closer to finding “the one,” and anyone we take seriously will, for lack of a better word, be taken seriously.
Sometimes, this confusion can make me want to come to every date with a checklist: But there's got to be a tactic easier than that to figure out where my relationship stands, without having to bring Emily Ratajkowski into it.
Here's how you can distinguish between dating exclusively and being in a relationship, because seriously, what the Dating exclusively can happen with or without an explicit conversation — that is a main difference between dating exclusively and being in a relationship.
You can only determine which term is appropriate by discussing it with the person you are seeing.
Two people who are dating may not consider themselves a couple and may see other people.
You don't just meet someone and automatically become their significant other. In fact, there is a big difference between being exclusive and being in a relationship, though sometimes, it can be hard to identify. You'll go on a first date, and if there's chemistry, you'll go on more.