Difference between dating and committed relationship

The other day my sister and her husband (Jake) and I were discussing "exclusive" versus "committed."Of course, we guys had a different opinion than my sister.My little sister took the stance that exclusivity and commitment were the same.The example Jake and I used was:"If I'm committed, I'm picking your dad up from the airport."Commitment is when lives are intertwined so much that your lives become one unified life.It's the reason that my recently married friend suddenly had a calendar that he and his wife kept in Google that I had to check in order to make plans with him-their lives had become that intertwined.

The goal is that you're working toward a relationship, which is the next big stage of commitment.If I'm in an exclusive relationship, I can lie on the couch while she does stuff with her family.If I'm committed, I'm doing that stuff with her family.If all goes well during your temp job, you'll move on to the next step and get your own office at the company.Maybe you will even start keeping your tampons in the bathroom of the company, and you'll get your own drawer, keys to the apartment, and place in the fridge... A relationship implies some sort of goal for longevity and a commitment to working things out when problems arise.Here's how you can distinguish between dating exclusively and being in a relationship, because seriously, what the Dating exclusively can happen with or without an explicit conversation — that is a main difference between dating exclusively and being in a relationship.

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