Beyond the label, I'm not sure how to define what it is.
Nowadays, if we’re interested in someone, we can just shoot them a text and take it from there.
And this has made it a lot easier for us to maintain relationships with people, albeit If you’ve got a dating app installed on your phone — and a modicum of ambition — it’s not uncommon to find yourself speaking to more than one person at a time, with the potential for romance with each one.
People either dump each other or separate with consent and decide not to see each other anymore.
Mature couples don't “fall in love,” they step into it. How can you tell if your relationship is in it for the long haul or the two-month plummet everyone predicted behind your love-obsessed back? Drama is for people who don't know how to have a relationship — who live by idealistic, preconceived notions that love must be wild and obsessive. It's something that happens naturally; it doesn't need to be fought for day in and day out. A mature relationship lives by this peace of mind; immature ones drown in it. It burns dimly when you're together, but you wave it off with sex and constant chatter. Immature relationships are formed by two incomplete people. They are two people looking for something that can't be found in another person.
In the past, in order to foster a relationship with someone you were interested in, you’d have to put forth a great deal of physical effort.
Things like dinner dates, movie dates — and dates in general — were a lot more relevant 20 or 30 years ago than they are today.
Whether you meet someone at the bar, get set up or connect on Tinder or Bumble, most relationships will start with text messages.
Dating vs Going Out “Dating” and “going out” are two things which meant something else for the generation which has reached 30 or more years of age than for the younger generation which is in high school today, or the teenagers today, who are entering their 20s.
Love isn't something you fall for; it's something you rise for. First, it should be easy, from the beginning to end. When you love someone, and he or she loves you, and there's no doubt to his or her feelings and no doubt to yours, that's peace of mind. They dominate each other, force themselves together and make one flawed mesh of a human. They are two individual people looking to make two better people.
Falling denotes lowering oneself, dropping down and being stuck somewhere lower than where you started. Love isn't like that — at least not with people who are doing it right. Because love is either a passing game, or it's forever. There are no passionate fights with passionate make-up sex. The love between the two of them isn't about making both of them whole again, but more individual.
Dating also means today that you are not necessarily committed to the same person.