A relationship – Exclusive dating
After dating for a while and getting to know each other…two people agree to have a relationship. Now they can tell everybody they’re together (whatever!). Basically they do the same things they do on the “dating phase”. They go out, have fun and enjoy each other company. They only thing that change is that they can call each other boyfriend and girlfriend. Other than that is almost the same shit as dating only they have a label and feel more secure about each other’s feelings. This also means: not seeing, dating, or sleeping with anyone else but one person, however this doesn’t have to lead to engagement and marriage.
A serious relationship
For me a serious relationships is the one that you are committed to. This means: same as above except there is an expectation that the relationship can go on to another level, aka engagement and marriage. If you have problems or get onto a fight you cannot run, you have to compromise. People involved in a serious relationship agree to have a serious relationship with each other. This means that they are very involved with each other and they see and talk to each other often. People in serious relationships also often move in with each other or spend the night at the other person’s house often. They share the same values and are looking forward to spend the rest of their lives together. Re-Blog by Sammyjay