Definition of dating relationship
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.
I wouldn't refer to a current boyfriend as 'the guy I'm dating.' Past tense is used more loosely.
Whether you call it “dating” or something else, all partners should agree on a definition and the same ground rules for the relationship.
I would say 'dating' is a little more serious and occurs when you both are actually interested in taking the relationship further to a confirmed boyfriend/girlfriend level.— Taylor, 27All right, so if we're looking for a trend here, a few people from this roundup seem to agree with me that dating is the hanging out period that takes place before you're actually in a relationship.What are you agreeing to when someone asks if you want to "date" them?!These are all questions we need to have answered if we wish to go forward as INFORMED LOVERS.Of course, life has a cute, charming way of making things unnecessarily complicated, so there are about one million different stages you can undergo within the "hooking up" and "dating" stages.But overall, odds are you're doing something that falls under one of the two umbrellas.