And why are there so many terms to choose from? I usually end up saying I'm "seeing" someone, even if it's been six months and we go on extremely romantic dates — I'm just being sad girl about asking them to make it exclusive or leave me alone forever. Nobody wants it. Dating can mean anything from being in a committed, serious relationship to simply going on a handful of dates for a certain period of time. You're definitely hanging out. If you're only meeting up once it's dark outside, you're not dating; you're hooking up.
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We are all still really confused about what's a date and what's not a date, reports USA Today. I'm-at-a-bar-you-should-come text a date? Is a midnight showing of The Room you bought your own ticket for a date? Who knows? According to a study co-commissioned by ChristianMingle and JDate, basically nobody. Of the 2, singles surveyed, ages 18 to 59, 69 percent are "at least somewhat confused about whether an outing with someone they're interested in is a date or not.
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Verified by Psychology Today. Meet, Catch, and Keep. New research is changing the game for people who live in that torturous space between relationship clarity and relationship uncertainty:
Start with you. The line between friendship and romance can sometimes get very blurred. But, there still needs to be a very clear definition of a friendship.