Dating and reltionship
Without completely bugging, you two can calmly and rationally discuss things months in advance —regardless of whether or not those plans directly involve or affect them.
If you were considering buying a house for a few years now, you could drive around 'hoods you like together while craning necks at "For Sale" signs.
When things are in ambiguous Just Dating Land, everyone's mega-cautious of showing any sign of ownership while roaming public areas.
Even holding hands can seem super aggressive if nothing has been explicitly spelling out that direction prior.
However, if light PDA (please refrain from dry-humping anywhere but the privacy of your home or car or whatever, guys) feels natural and unforced, you might be in a real-deal relationship.
You're no longer on the week-by-week swings of unpredictability of "just dating."Not to be confused with code names or general terms of endearment.
In the early days of friends following your SO on IG (aren't acronyms stupendous?
), they might limit likes and comments to photos only involving your cat or your face. But when friends start actually making an effort to form a separate bond with your SO (and your SO with them, and same for you and their friends), that's big and promising.
So we're on the same page, let's all assume the definition of "just dating" means a far more casual, preliminary stage that precedes a "for real" relationship.
"Just dating" isn't necessarily an exclusive arrangement, and includes far fewer expectations yet heaps more coolness.As we know, communication is 100 percent crucial if you want even the whisper of hope of making a relationship stick.