Go from dating to boyfriend
To a guy, here are the things that change after he has a girlfriend:-He's off the market-He can't look around as much (or as obviously?) -He can't cheat or date other people -He is most likely in it for the long haul (whether that's a few months or a few years)I think women who avoid titles have the same issues.Generally speaking, "dating" describes a less serious level of commitment before either person is ready to describe the other as a girlfriend or boyfriend.This is not a firm rule because the terms have no strict definition.
If I ever try to change it, I think the whole system will break as the gears on my Facebook status are dry and rusty..a bat might fly out of there.I talk to many friends who get hung up on "status" of a relationship. On one hand, if you're dating everything is great, the person is treating you right, why does it matter if you're labeled girlfriend-boyfriend?On the other hand, if things are so great, why not just go ahead and admit you're girlfriend-boyfriend?It's hardly news that conventional dating norms have gone out the window and, with them, so too have traditional dating labels."Boyfriend" and "girlfriend" seem to share the same fate as the now arcane "going steady." People are still dating -- sure -- but recently, would-be couples less readily refer to one another as "boyfriend" or "girlfriend," opting instead for basic , sans label.