Dating and being in a relationship
However, when I think of the word “dating,” I think of exactly that: Two people going on dates—not a relationship.
Now, it seems that when we, as a society, are referring to two people going on dates, we say they are “talking.” Why has this changed?
On the other hand, when two people are in a relationship, there is a certain level of commitment that is enjoyed between the two individuals.
By this it simply means that both individuals close their doors to the advances of another person.
On the other hand, those that are in a relationship experience longer periods of being with each other, with some spending the rest of their lives with each other. Relationships are experienced between two people for a number of different reasons.
Dating merely focuses on trying to get to know each other for the purpose of finding a suitable partner. People who are merely dating do not share any level of commitment between each other.
Because of the lack of seriousness and commitment between people who are dating, the length of time that two people will be dating each other is relatively short, ranging from a few weeks to a couple of months.I talked to my mom about this, and when she was my age, she said they called two people going on dates “dating.” “Talking” wasn’t a word they used for romantic interests at all. Just to be clear, I’m not saying using that word is wrong.I’m just curious as to how “talking” took the place of “dating.” Different people share different opinion on this topic and I believe it is important to see the different perspectives and talk about them.Although there are some relationships that involve some feelings to be felt between the two individuals, this is not necessarily a criterion for a relationship to occur.Examples of this would include a relationship between an employer and an employee or a relationship between a doctor and his patient.
When two people are involved in the activity of dating, there is no level of commitment shared between the two individuals.