What is dating
I'm just saying let's call dating what it actually is, and then everything else, well, whatever it actually is.
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 thought it was pretty self-explanatory: "dating" is the act of going on "dates," right? The other day, my friends and I were talking (read: extensively gossiping) about an acquaintance and her new boy.
I tried to say they were "dating." Someone else said they weren't dating because they weren't exclusive.
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.
But if I'm dating someone in the present tense, that's probably someone who I'm hooking up with exclusively and seeing regularly, but we don't have the label yet.
"On sort ensemble" is something you'd say in Quebec (loosely translated: "we go out together"), but no one said anything of the sort in France. Yes, the guy really planned to have me serenaded, on our first date, along the Seine River.
If your intention is to get to know the other person for a possible romantic partnership, you're on a date.I wouldn't refer to a current boyfriend as 'the guy I'm dating.' Past tense is used more loosely.I would say 'dating' is when you are steadily going on dates with someone, not just steadily hooking up with someone.The act of getting to know one another is called dating.Now, there's hooking up, friends with benefits, casual dating, and all manner of other things.