It's hardly news that conventional dating norms have gone out the window and, with them, so too have traditional dating labels. It is now expected that a couple will first hookup for a significant -- albeit unsubstantial -- period of time, only to then qualify their pseudo relationship with vague promises of monogamy. Sounds like a girlfriend to me. And that's okay because, contrary to those bemoaning the supposed death of monogamy , it's clearly not the monogamy that freaks him out, but rather, monogamy's prescribed terminology.
How Can You Tell It's More Than Just Dating?
What Does Dating Mean?
Remember when Jed from this past season of The Bachelorette botched his engagement with Hannah because he was clearly in a relationship before coming on the show, and uh, told her after the proposal? Needless to say, they said their goodbyes to each other. Are you just talking? Hanging out? Having fun?
Does 'We're Exclusive' Mean You're Boyfriend/Girlfriend? Probably Not.
You've been dating that special someone for awhile now and established that you aren't seeing other people. You're calling each other pet names like "babe" and "honey," seeing each other every weekend, but you haven't exclusively given yourselves that label yet. Whether you believe in titles or not—you my friend, are in what we call…a relationship. You don't always clean up your place before he comes over anymore. You used to care about your place looking tidy, but now you don't freak out over dirty dishes in the sink or an unmade bed.
Also, "Mat-sun", the blind meaning which does usually based on the premise of date, is held often among ages of late 20s to 30s. However, the majority still takes getting into the girlfriend seriously. Dating in Korea does also considered a necessary activity supported by society. College students in their sophomore to junior year what have not been in a relationship mean anxious that they are falling behind amongst their peers. Most of them try "sogaeting", going out on a blind date, for the first time to get into a relationship.