Should There Be a Step Before Boyfriend?
Growing up, relationships were easy. If a boy liked you, he asked you out, if you liked him, you accepted. After about a month of endless conversation and mall, dinner, then movie dates, he would finally ask you to be his girlfriend...and then there's college...
During college many people are enjoying their new found freedom, and that includes with the opposite sex. Exclusivity becomes the minority and everyone's just "hooking up" or "talking" for an extended period of time. But then you graduate (well some do), and are released into the real world and now you've basically lost your sense of how healthy relationships work.Now you have dating apps, blind dates, and horrible bar/club people as your pool for finding the perfect relationship...great. But let's say you find someone you really enjoy. You like each other and enjoy each other's company and now it's been 6 months and you've become comfortable in this grey area with no true commitment. You don't want to push the person or nag them about a relationship every other day but you don't really know what you guys are doing. How did we get here?
Now I'm no relationship guru, but as I grow older, I believe this grey area needs to be cut. When did commitment become such a sin to our generation? People use this "talking" season as a time to do a full examination on someone like you all are about to get engaged the next day. That is what dating is for, if you find you don't like the person, break up, move on and learn something from that experience for the next one. Rather you make it official or not, time brings feelings and if you end things someone will end up hurt regardless.
So guys, stop wasting girls time because you selfishly want companionship but you know she's not the one for you. Girls, stop lowering your standards and hanging with a guy who can't commit to you. So should there be a step before dating? No if you ask me, but feel free to comment your opinion below!