These are all questions we need to have answered if we wish to go forward as INFORMED LOVERS.
For the greater good of humanity, I decided to ask one simple question: When you say you're "dating" someone, what does that mean to you?
They started off as casual, and then things got a little more serious when we became exclusive.
Over the course of about three months or so, when all your deep dark secrets have been spilled and you’ve defiled each other in just about every way you’re comfortable with and some you weren’t, when you stop picking up after yourself and start leaving the seat up while she stops cooking for you and starts letting you see her without makeup—generally when you stop trying to impress each other—that’s when your really start to know each other.
She’s your girlfriend now and your guards are coming down. You notice her annoying laugh, she notices how you chew with your mouth open.
I would say my boyfriend and I were "dating" long before we were in a relationship.
I say we were "dating" in the beginning because we were regularly going on dates right off the bat.
Then someone say if someone asks if you've been "dating" that guy you've been with the past couple of months?!