Dating vs Relationship: How to Read the Signs & Know Your Status!

Dating vs. Relationship: How to Read the Signs & Know Your Status!

Dating and relationships have a huge difference between each other.   

In a relationship, you introduce your partner if required to all your friends and your circle without any hesitation.  

But dating is mostly kept very private by the couple. They hesitate to publicize their bond with people. If required, they share it with the very closest people in their lives. 

A Lot of principles for dating and for a relationship differ from each other. They are never the same. 

Well, it is not so difficult for someone to know what their relationship status is currently if they are confused due to certain differences they have with their partner. 

Also on understanding these differences, you can get an idea to even improve your relationship in a better way if you ain’t dating your partner.  

Dating someone has conditions and certain boundaries that couples build for each other which they can supposedly cross if they aren’t doing good together. 

But a relationship has certain boundaries which let you cross every boundary to have each other in their lives.  

Relationships are full of unconditional love whereas dating is mostly out of lust or attraction where two people decide to stay together to fulfill each other’s desires. 

Let us now talk about certain boundaries that define if you are dating someone or you are having a relationship with someone. 

The 5 elements that decide your relationship status with your partner are: 

  • Priority. 
  • Commitment. 
  • Communication. 
  • Mutual understanding. 
  • Expectation. 

 In a relationship, the supreme priority in your life will be your partner. All the importance you have in your life goes to your partner and then to your friends, family, and career. 

If there is an event that happened in your life, the first person you want to tell it to or share it with is your partner.  

The level of importance people have as couples in a relationship is remarkable.  

You don’t have to make a list of things you want to tell your partner about. In Fact, you tell every little thing with even small details to your partner in a relationship.  

You don’t have to be giving your partner the right to know about everything happening in your life. But they already have all the rights and access to your life, to know everything without even you give it in a relationship.  

This is the level of importance and priority a couple of shares in a relationship undoubtedly. 

Whereas in dating, it is more evident that dating doesn’t seem so similar to the priority type as in a relationship.  

If there is a situation where you get two party invites, for example, one from your friends and one from your partner, you can choose your friends over your partner. If you wish to, you can take your partner as well to the party and introduce her to your friends but it is not compulsory to do so. It is a choice if you publicly want to announce your dating to everyone or even to your friends. 

In dating, there is no such rule that says you have to do it.  

Your priority or importance can differ from others to your partner. Or you don’t even have to consider your partner as a priority in dating. There are still such possibilities. 

In dating, it is not really necessary to give your partner the supreme priority.  

You can decide upon what you wanna tell your partner and what you don’t want to. You can keep your life and your secrets personal to yourself by not telling them to your partner.  

There is no such compulsory rule that you have to give all the details in your life to your partner in dating.  

It is ultimately your choice at the end of the day if you want to share your daily details with your partner or if you don’t want to.  

In relationships, commitment is one important asset. You don’t hesitate to give or take commitments from your partner in a relationship.  

There is no such condition that you have to give commitments in a relationship but at a certain point in a relationship, commitments become a necessity for certainty in a relationship. To maintain certainty in a relationship, commitment is one very important thing. You cannot skip it under choice in a relationship. 

Whereas in dating, there is no such word as commitment. This is one type of being together where there are no commands and no demands. You are free to be together and free to leave together.  

Dating doesn’t require commitment and all that is required is just having a partner without any commands or demands just like how free birds live.  

In a relationship, people commit to staying together wanting to share their future together. Dating doesn’t comprise such a thing. Dating lacks commitment. 

The only commitment couples have in dating is having a dessert after dinner. 

Relationships work only on communication. In a relationship, you share every little detail of yourself, your life, your past, and your family with your partner. You or your partner can expect to know about each and every detail about your partner’s day on what they did and how they spent their day. 

You can also share about your family with your partner. You can introduce each other to your families if you are expecting to be together even in the future.  

There is no hiding business in a relationship. You are very transparent to each other about every single thing without the fear of being judged by the other.  

Your communication in a relationship is so strong that you can ask them to snore a little less or slowly while sleeping.  

Whereas it is not the same in dating. Dating has certain boundaries with communication.  

It is never too necessary to share each and every small detail with each other from your day.  

In dating you who have limited and required talks only. There is no such thing as introducing each other to family and friends.  

All that you discuss in Dating is, when to meet, where to meet and what time to meet. You don’t discuss anything personal and talking about each other’s pasts and secrets are not compulsory. 

One of the major differences between dating and relationships is having your own idea about what the two are. 

Relationships are based on Love, Trust, and mutual understandings.  

It is not the same with dating. Dating is based on casualty or rather for passing time with each other. There is no specific reason for wanting love, trust, and mutual understanding in dating but is based on fulfilling each other’s desires.  

One can move out of the bond without even giving any specific reason for dating. Whereas in a relationship it is not easy to break the bond. 

 You cannot expect someone to stick around you or stay with you for a longer period of time or for a lifetime in a relationship.  

There are no certain grounds for expectations. All that you can expect from your partner in dating is to reach the destination on time when you both have decided to go out on a date at a specific time. 

But in a relationship, you have hopes and expectations. You hope for your partner to reach certain expectations which you are expecting.  

In dating, you expect anything very little or even have zero expectations. Whereas in dating you have higher expectations. You have high hopes regarding everything from your partner to reaching up to them.  

In dating your partner doesn’t even have to reach up to your expectations even if you happened to have any by chance. 

So friends, with this you must have already got an idea of what could be your status with your partner if you are confused. And my suggestion to you all is, whatever bond you share with your partner, just love it and embrace it. Times never return back. You just need to love the moment you are in. 

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