Defining ‘Just Dating’ vs. ‘In A Relationship’

Recently, one of my friends called me, and was pretty upset because a guy whom she thought she was “in a relationship” with for close to a year, stated that they were “just dating.”

My friend’s reasons for believing that she was in a relationship with this guy were the following: They had discussed having a future together, and made plans. They often spent nights at each others apartments. They had sex on a regular basis.  Some of her things were kept at his place.  He had his own toothbrush in the medicine cabinet at her house. They were very affectionate with one another in public. They had gone apartment hunting together, and they had met each others friends and family. Not only that, but they both agreed on not seeing other people.

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A Love Lesson

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