Dating exclusively vs boyfriend girlfriend
Since I was introduced to the term by an old roommate, I’ve called every guy I’ve dated for more than a few dates, my “Non Boyfriend” (Non-BF), partially because I just didn’t know whether it would be ok for me to call them my boyfriend, and also because I am a commitment-phobe and never know whether or not I actually WANT to call someone my boyfriend, even if they are. Because of this, in your dating life span you can have very few BFs and many Non-BFs (helping you keep your “BF number down” much like the recyclables in the “sea” help keep your “sxy number” down).You don’t have to let the world know what type of Non-BF your current Non-BF is.In a wave of feeling agreeable, you say ‘ok, sure’. He’s not looking for a girlfriend, so essentially he’s not looking to date other people and therefore doesn’t have to change anything in his dating behavior. It’s ok, we all make dumb choices every once and again. He’s your Non-BF because you see him more than anyone, and know that even though there will be others in the dating game, at the end of the day, he’s the one you’re going home with (more often than not.) But it doesn’t matter, because nothing will come of the No Strings Attached relationship, and you both know this going in.
I would say my boyfriend and I were “dating” long before we were in a relationship.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.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.