Recently I realized I don’t even know how to talk about potential fellas to my ! Things are going well, but it’s still new, still casual. Turns out a lot of people agree with my take on these two words! Put it together and POOF the word “dating” elevates to a greater level of seriousness. I might feel a little old-fashioned in my DATING vs SEEING beliefs.
As if labels with a romantic interest aren’t difficult enough already! As a 30-year-old blogger who’s watched too many episodes of Sex and the City….
Seeing someone suggests that there is a relationship either beginning or in progress that is exclusive.
You can date several people, but when you declare that you are seeing someone, it's a declaration of a commitment.
But suddenly I feel lost on the girls’ brunch staple: Instead of consulting Urban Dictionary, I asked Facebook and Twitter. I considered standing on a street corner and asking NYC strangers but a blizzard made me scrap that idea. I certainly think of DATING and SEEING as different in my mind. The conclusion of my (extremely) limited study (“study”) was a shockingly even divide between the two camps. Or maybe I’ll just slip on some elbow length gloves every time I sit down to blog, and tell you I’m not old-fashioned. Which one do you think is less casual: “Dating” or “Seeing”?
It’s reached the point where I’ll mention him to my friends, the dude’s got potential. Like the difference between the B and D train: one easily gets you to the American Museum of Natural History, the other zooms you up to 125th leaving you wondering what the hell you did wrong and OMG am I in Harlem!? Annnnnd….a lot of other people think the exact opposite… “Seeing” can be applied to your friend with benefits, your ex, and tonight’s Bumble date. Maybe I need to change my wording when I write about dating, since I frequently do…
I’m sure you can imagine the audience reaction to him, especially when he’s telling (mostly) women how to “Get The Guy”, which is what his book is called and he has a column in Cosmo by the same name. (PS Jacek is posting today for Emily because it’s a holiday in certain parts of Canada so I can’t wait to hear his reaction after he watches this video.) Camila Cabello got the guy.
She and Matthew were papped in Cabo, kissing and flirting and declaring that they’re doing it. Matthew’s a reasonably attractive guy with a British accent.
We had plans for his b-day this weekend and he had to cancel it but did ask to do it sometime next week. If you are not satisfied with the amount of quality time you spend together, but you are attracted to the person then you should find some way of communicating this before thinking about moving on.
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Included in the number who totally disagree is the guy I’m dating/seeing. Do you think my point of view on this is dated (pun intended) and I should change it to reflect dating in this app area?
Yes, I told him I was writing this post and asked his thoughts. Or tell me potato, patahto- let’s call the whole thing off!