Do You Know the Difference Between Dating and Relationship?

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Many people, including us, introduce our partners in different ways. Some say, ‘Hey! Meet my boyfriend or girlfriend' and others say ‘he or she is someone whom I am dating'. Now, you must be thinking what's the difference? Isn't the person you are dating the same person that you are in a relationship with? Well, the answer would be ‘NO'. Even though relationship and dating are two sides of the same coin, the fact that they have n-number of differences cannot be denied. Want to know about these differences between a relation and a date? Let's scroll down to get all the deets.

Difference Between Dating and Relationship

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1. Time

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Time is the most important aspect of a relationship, no matter if it is a romantic relationship or any other relation on this earth. When you are simply dating a person you won't give them all your time as you will still remain busy in prioritizing people and career in your life, whereas, when you are in a relationship, your prime focus will be just one person with whom you will feel like spending all your time. Then you won't have to check your list of priorities because you will know that any day, on your priority list, your love will be on the top. But, trust me, both these things have their own essence and at times, dating becomes the first step of a great relationship.

2. Relationships are Mutual

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You must be thinking that even dating is mutual, isn't it? Well, technically yes, it is. But, the major difference is that when you are dating a person, even though the date is mutual, what's going on in your head is not. When two people are dating, they are not on the same page as far as priorities and love are concerned. It might be that one of them is planning to get rid of the other person as soon as the date ends and the other person is head over heels in love with the not-so-interested one. But, when you are in a relationship, you take every decision keeping your partner in mind. Whatever you do, you do to make sure you two have a bright future ahead.

3. Intimacy

difference between dating and relationship

When it comes to physical intimacy, dating is the best one for that. Casual relationships or dates are fun in a way that it is good for those who are on their own in a new city and are looking out for someone who can spend some time with them. Physical intimacy might be a part of it. But, in serious relationships, there is a blend of both physical as well as emotional intimacy. Two people who are in love are passionate about each other not just in bed but even outside it. A couple who is dating can have a good time by getting close to each other physically, but a couple who love each other will do it out of love and this will intensify their love even more.

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4. Commitment

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Does dating mean boyfriend and girlfriend? Well, not really. All of it depends on your level of commitment. It is something that is the most obvious difference between dating and a serious relationship. While a couple is dating, they are not committed to each other. they don't owe an answer to each other, but when they plan to fall for each other and get into a relationship, situation changes. Now, as they are committed, they start planning their future. They discuss their salaries, their lives, kids, families etc. But, when you are dating none of the two bring this topic up. Commitment is beautiful for sure, but for those who are dating and don't plan to get into a relationship, it is nothing but a phobia.  

5. Expectations

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This one is a major difference between a relationship and casual dating. We all expect something or the other from each other, but the expectations of a relationship are completely different. While you are into dating, you don't expect your date to constantly tell you about their whereabouts or ask you about your details all the time because you guys are pretty casual and that's ok! In short, dating means fewer expectations and more fun. Now, when it comes to expectations in a relationship, well they are sky high and that's not even wrong. Imagine a person loves you with all their heart and expect you to propose them with a ring, is that wrong? I don't believe it to be wrong. But, no matter if it is a date or a relationship, if someone starts expecting too much that too unnecessarily, then it's better to move on rather than sticking with someone who doesn't deserve this and is trying to take advantage of you.

6. Communication

difference between dating and relationship

Communication is something that can make or break any relationship. It is really important to communicate when you are in a relationship. You constantly stay in touch and make sure that you are up-to-date about your partner's whereabouts. Whereas, when you are dating, you are not too much into communication, unless you are free or have started developing feelings for your date. Communication is a very strong sign that a relationship is hale and hearty. The more you talk the stronger your relationship gets, the less you talk the more vulnerable it gets. It is very simple mathematics, but at times it becomes really difficult to be followed and that is why relationships fail.

There are different dating levels I agree, but relationships are the best. And the transition from dating to a relationship is the best transition ever. What do you think about these differences? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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