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….

I would say dating someone means that you and another person are consistently seeing each other in a boyfriend/girlfriend type of manner.

I think back in the day, dating was more loosely going on dates with one or many people, but now dating is the past's equivalent of 'going steady.'It's interesting because if I say I dated a guy in past tense, that usually means it was someone I was hooking up with and not an ex-boyfriend because I'd just say ex.

Then he asked me to be his girlfriend, and boom: We were in a real relationship.

So, the way I see it, "dating" is what happens before you're boyfriend and girlfriend.

I say we were "dating" in the beginning because we were regularly going on dates right off the bat.

They started off as casual, and then things got a little more serious when we became exclusive.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!I tried to say they were "dating." Someone else said they weren't dating because they weren't exclusive.Then someone say if someone asks if you've been "dating" that guy you've been with the past couple of months?!For the greater good of humanity, I decided to ask one simple question: When you say you're "dating" someone, what does that mean to you?