What is the difference between dating and having a boyfriend
For some reason (maybe through the consumption of too many Hollywood movies) Japanese women think that foreign men are like that!
They’re not afraid of showing their feelings in public or telling their girls flat out how they feel about them. The extreme version of this is known as “gaijin hunter” and some will do everything for the sake of having one of those adorable “half”-kids (half Western, half Japanese) just to toss their foreign guy later on.
Although there are some relationships that involve some feelings to be felt between the two individuals, this is not necessarily a criterion for a relationship to occur.
Examples of this would include a relationship between an employer and an employee or a relationship between a doctor and his patient.
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I'm curious if any of you guys feel there is any substantial difference between dating a girl exclusively and being her boyfriend?
Many times, this confusion doesn’t stem from “what are we? ”True, the terms “boyfriend” and “girlfriend” are age-old and synonymous with a committed relationship.
But, what term(s) exist for couples tired of high school monikers and want their label to show the “adultness” of the relationship?
Relationships are developed through constant communication and being with a particular individual.For instance, during conversation, he might say "I like to do XYZ with my girlfriend..the girl I'm dating..."In the big scheme of things, it's not a big deal - but I am curious. No reason to bring it up if things are going well and there isn't a concern that he's seeing other people anyways. Or did he say or do something to make you think he isn't as serious as you are?Before I ask him his thoughts, I am looking for opinions on whether you guys make this distinction yourselves. Holy crap that's a whole lot of mess tied up with the definition of labels. I've had the discussion many times but to be honest I don't think I've ever actually used the term "mutually exclusive" outside of these message boards. Talk things out with him I treat those as the same thing..This is where the term “partner,” short for life partner, comes in.Not to diss serious boyfriend/girlfriend couples, but the term “partner” carries with it not only a relevant non-gendered reading, but also its own degree of seriousness and initiative.