Dating vs. Being BF/GF: What's the difference?

My crush/BGF and I have been going out for a while now and he says that he considers us to be “dating”. Is it safe to start calling him my boyfriend? Because some people say that “dating” and being “BF/GF” aren't always the same thing.

His Answer: Tyler, 15, says, “All guys have different terms for what is going on and may feel uncomfortable about using certain words to define a relationship.”

Decoded: Don’t judge your relationship based on a title. Some guys don’t like the term “boyfriend” or “in a relationship” because it could be too much pressure for them.

Your Move: It doesn’t matter what he calls your relationship when talking to your friends, but just make sure that the two of you are on the same page. Sit down and have a chat about how you two are in this and the commitment expected from each person.

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by Ana D’Ambrogi | 2/1/2016