Dating for 2 and a half years
They are “hooking up.” This means that they can expect to be contacted when the other person is going out.
While hooking up does not always mean exclusive, it does mean that they are giving the other person some level of priority over others guys/girls they may or may not be interacting with. If there is something relevant (an inside joke, a planning matter, etc.), mid day sober texting may occur once or twice a week.
He is sifting through their mutual friends seeing if they have a common link.
Then he is looking through her pictures to try and gather which bars she goes to so that he can stage a run in with the alcohol induced courage he does not have in class.
Photo Credit Once numbers have been exchanged, the two people now have the platform to text, and texting is the tool to real-live meet ups.
Texting can be considered annoying unless it is done sparingly, so for efficiency’s sake, the interested guy or girl will text the other person to inquire if they are going out.
Good conservations mean that the two people have a new friend at the very least.
If they are both going out, texts will be exchanged throughout the night until they find a common location that both of their groups of friends would like to go.
Once they have both arrived in said location, one of the two will hopefully be intoxicated enough to directly approach the other.
Each person would willingly admit that they are “in a relationship.” To my mother, dating references a period in her life when she was casually going on real-live dates with an array of men, many of whom she was far from serious about.
For the purposes of the here and now, we will go with definition number one of dating- the definition that holds enough weight to change your Facebook relationship status. Real life interactions don’t seem to occur anymore.
Millennials can agree that dating is a word that needs analysis in and of itself.