Mean, honestly, why is it such a big deal to call someone your boyfriend or girlfriend?
Unlike married couples -- or even cohabitating, unmarried couples -- should a boyfriend and girlfriend breakup, there are few -- if any -- financial or familial troubles to navigate.
Dating not boyfriend girlfriend
You are now in a limbo where you arent his girlfriend but agreed to exclusivity and have changed your dating behavior extremely.
The other hand, if things are so great, why not just go ahead and admit you're girlfriend-boyfriend?
Dating but not girlfriend
To diss serious boyfriend/girlfriend couples, but the term partner carries with it not only a relevant non-gendered reading, but also its own degree of seriousness and initiative.
My friends who entered into relationships in the past year, every single one of them first entered a period of exclusivity before even remotely venturing into "boyfriend/girlfriend" territory.
Dating but not girlfriend and boyfriend
We can take a quote from the hbo hit seriesgirlsto describe this one: i dont even want a boyfriend.
It may be hard for some guys to even become someones boyfriend, the partner label takes that initiative a step further.
Dating but not girlfriend boyfriend
Unlike the ambiguous term "hooking up," which can very well be used to reference everything from a three-second makeout session to full-blown sex, the "boyfriend/girlfriend" label universally implies exclusivity and commitment.
It's a little strange and concerning when someone refuses to call someone a girlfriend or boyfriend.
Favorite are the story is (and i think this happens more often than i think): the guy is with with friends or family and says:"this is my girlfriend, so-and-so," and it's the first time.
Think about this scenario: a guy asks his boss for work off so he can pick up his girlfriend from the airport vs.
Of guys hang out with women consistently, are physically intimate, say they care/have feelings, but then turn around and say "i don't want to have a girlfriend.
Meet craig, my friend with whom i am consistently physical but don't yet call my boyfriend because i'm not 100 percent convinced he's worth my time.