Basically, there is no difference; just a difference in terminology.Both terms refer to a relationship that is not yet in the serious stage. I think if you are searching for exclusivity, then you should ask for it (or rather, ask for where you stand in the relationship in regards to this matter). Is this in order, "Dating It's all semantics which are defined differently according to each and every person's social constructs.However, you would use these terms if the realationship was young or if you were not yet serious about this person.In other words, seeing/dating someone implies that you haven't decided to make this an exclusive relationship, at least not yet.I’m a writer, I think that’s why this confusion bothers me.
" Friend: "To a guy, that means: When I have a buzz on, I'd like to see you with your clothes off." I've never been able to hear someone use that expression since without laughing. Seeing someone is texting them drunk at saying "what are you up to" then heading to their place for sloppy monkey sex and waking up the next day then leaving before traffic gets heavy.In other words, seeing/dating someone implies that you haven't decided to make this an exclusive relationship, at least not yet. Seeing someone is a steady relationship that comes after you have dated.If you were thinking about a future with this person, then you would use other terms that would indicate that you were serious about this relationship and thinking about a long-term future. Dating is dating, in that you can date several people without it being a serious relationship. After a while, you want to go from just dating to a more steady and monogamous relationship without being engaged to be married.Such sexual practice, whilst being frowned on upon in some societies is common in others. In any case, relationship exclusivity is all about communication.If you make your framework clear from the beginning, then you won't get hurt in the long run. But suddenly I feel lost on the girls’ brunch staple: Instead of consulting Urban Dictionary, I asked Facebook and Twitter. I considered standing on a street corner and asking NYC strangers but a blizzard made me scrap that idea. I certainly think of DATING and SEEING as different in my mind. The conclusion of my (extremely) limited study (“study”) was a shockingly even divide between the two camps. Or maybe I’ll just slip on some elbow length gloves every time I sit down to blog, and tell you I’m not old-fashioned. Which one do you think is less casual: “Dating” or “Seeing”?