Dating my man
Then he asked me to be his girlfriend, and boom: We were in a real relationship.So, the way I see it, "dating" is what happens before you're boyfriend and girlfriend.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.For the greater good of humanity, I decided to ask one simple question: When you say you're "dating" someone, what does that mean to you?Shocker: Every single one of the 23 respondents had a different definition.Here, 11 women open up about what it was like to discover their partners were on dating boyfriend of three years becoming distant and not being as open with me as he normally was.Fast forward a few nights...a girl messaged me on Twitter saying she saw my boyfriend on Tinder and he had been pursuing her on Facebook messenger. He had been spelling his name differently so I wouldn't be able to find him.
I wouldn't refer to a current boyfriend as 'the guy I'm dating.' Past tense is used more loosely.
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?!
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.