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How presumptuous of him to assume I wanted a relationship with him, not to mention how confounded I was by his jump in logic.
All this time I thought we were casually dating, he was trying to dodge a relationship with me?
I think back in the day, dating was more loosely going on dates with one or many people, but now dating is the past's equivalent of 'going steady.'It's interesting because if I say I dated a guy in past tense, that usually means it was someone I was hooking up with and not an ex-boyfriend because I'd just say ex.
But if I'm dating someone in the present tense, that's probably someone who I'm hooking up with exclusively and seeing regularly, but we don't have the label yet.
from a particular hour, his resumption of his campaign after a diplomatic drop, a calculated absence of three nights - of his being definitely followed, tracked at a distance carefully taken and to the express end that he should the less confidently, less arrogantly, appear to himself merely to pursue.
“I can’t have dinner with you again because I don’t want a relationship,” he told me gently. A date doesn’t equal a relationship,” I explained, getting frustrated.
But overall, odds are you're doing something that falls under one of the two umbrellas.