Is dating different from relationship
But, keep in mind, you can only learn so much about a person through a series of blue and white chat bubbles.
At the same time, a lot can get misconstrued through text messages—specifically, the terms of your relationship.
It’s actually a pretty big leap from one to the other.
With the onset of dating apps and social media, it’s easier than ever to connect with new people—and you don’t even have to leave your couch to do so.
For me, purely from a labels standpoint, “talking” is the earliest form of a relationship.
For the most part, in 2016, this is done through text messages.
They’ll think that, just because they have a couple of conversations with someone through text, it meansthey’re entitled to the rights and privileges usually associated with dating. Just because you’re texting some person regularly doesn’t mean you’re dating them.
Texting is one thing, and dating is something else.
Instead of having to jump right into a dinner date with someone you barely know, texting allows you some time to get a feel for another person.
Things like dinner dates, movie dates—and dates in general—were a lot more relevant 20 or 30 years ago than they are today.
Nowadays, if we’re interested in someone, we can just shoot them a text and take it from there.
At the same time, I’ve misjudged the intentions of women whose willingness to converse with me did not belie a romantic interest.
This is all part of what makes the early stages of casual dating so challenging in the year 2016.