A few nights after my conversation with Robert, I had some girl friends over for wine and chocolate (one of my favorite combinations!) After catching up on work, apartment hunts and diets the subject turned to men and relationships. As we caught up on everyone’s current situation, we started talking about titles. Something I found interesting was that everyone has a different definition of the titles we associate with the opposite sex.
Here are mine:
Talking: I’m not sure if this is a California thing but for me, the “talking” phase is the time frame between meeting a guy that you’re interested in and actually going on a date with him. This is the time full of phone calls, texts, emails etc. but no face time.
Dating: When two people who are interested in each other begin to spend time together. Dating can include all the elements of Talking in addition to outings. One person dating multiple people at the same time is not considered cheating.
Relationship: When two people decide to only Date each other. Some call this Exclusivity. Being in a relationship with multiple people at the same time is considered cheating.
Courting: When two people are showing each other who they are and what they have to offer in the spirit of longevity. This is kind of an old fashion term, but I feel like if you’re on the track to marriage, courting is an important part of Talking, Dating and Relationships.
These are my brief definitions… did I miss anything? How do you define dating, relationships, etc.?