The whole point of dating

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I tried to say they were "dating." Someone else said they weren't dating because they weren't exclusive.Then someone say if someone asks if you've been "dating" that guy you've been with the past couple of months?!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.While hooking up involves a bunch of late-night booty calls that don't necessarily need to lead up to anything, dating is time spent getting to know someone, trying to figure out whether or not you're going to take the next step and pursue a real relationship.But, as you can see from these answers, people have some pretty different definitions as far as what that "getting to know you" period entails.They are all clearly miserable in their relationships, and I have been in the ones I have had in the past. The real question is this: would you rather be single than be in a happy relationship? It is my understanding that journalists frequently misunderstand or intentionally stretch what studies mean in terms of truth value.I think I am intended to be a single, with a few lovers on the side. Aside from that I remember a neuroscience professor in college saying that despite some of the fancy things we have these days humanities stage of brain/behavior investigation is similar to the level of a chimpanzee trying to figure out electronics by tampering with a stereo.

Shocker: Every single one of the 23 respondents had a different definition.

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 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.

It’s easy to justify the grass being greener on your side of the fence – no fighting husbands, no arguing kids, nothing but you and your backyard sunshine.

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