Difference between seeing each other and dating
You can be committed to someone long-term and still describe it as "dating."I would only use "talking to" as a euphemism if I hadn't done anything romantic or sexual with that person yet and I was still trying to ask them out or hit on them. Dating: Spending intimate time with each other mainly in planned activities (ie. Sleeping over, watching reality TV, eating take-out). I call it dating when I go out on dates with the person, like I text them and say "want to go bowling on Saturday" (and I hope after bowling they suggest we go back to one of our places for a drink, that sometimes ends in sex)I say I'm just seeing them if they text and say "can I come over with pizza and we can watch the office on netflix and cuddle" (with cuddling always ending in sex).
Seeing Talking: Using telecommunications to learn more about one another (ie. Basically I'm saying I agree with /u/oozinator1"Dating" and "seeing each other" typically mean they are in a traditional relationship (they are the same thing)."Talking" is when two people text regularly and may occasionally hang out, but in a way which would not suggest platonic friendship.
It's also worth mentioning, usually the guy will have to ask the girl if they want to be his girlfriend after several dates.
I never really realized this was a thing until my (now ex) asked me why I hadn't asked her yet.
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…
I see "dating" as encompassing both exclusive and non-exclusive relationships. people sometimes say "We were dating since..." etc.
to mean "We've been in an exclusive relationship since..." but people often say "dating" to mean a form of casual dating that is non-exclusive and where people often date more than one person at once.
For example, a conversation might go like this: "Are you dating anyone?
" "No, but I'm talking to a few people."There's a lot of ambiguity though in "talking": either person might have sexual intentions, romantic intentions, or neither, and the people may not feel the same way about each other.