The whole point of dating
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' 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.I say we were "dating" in the beginning because we were regularly going on dates right off the bat.They started off as casual, and then things got a little more serious when we became exclusive. I don’t stand in judgment of single people who focus on business and travel and hobbies – I merely point out that when you’re part of a family unit, it’s not all about you anymore. Is it a different happiness than the intoxicating scent of puppy love? But if the rock star life of rotating partners doesn’t sustain itself into your 50’s and 60’s, you may find yourself wishing you had a husband – one man who was with you for the long haul.
That’s why people get married – to build something bigger and more enduring than anything they can do alone.
I guess I just need to be reassured that what I am doing isn’t going to cause me to burn in hell or something… To make myself into a hypocrite, but also to inspire you to a more positive outlook, let me present this popular account of another isolated study about “love” that probably doesn’t mean anything in terms of facts A team from Stony Brook University in New York scanned the brains of couples who had been together for 20 years and compared them with those of new lovers.