Emerging into a dating relationship
Commitment is the key in a relationship, people commit to stay together and plan for their future (serious relationship).
However, there is no sort of commitment when we talk about dating.
When you are dating someone, you are not necessarily so serious about them. While in a relationship, your dynamic with the other people might change drastically as he/she will surely top your priority list. When two people are in a serious relationship, they develop a strong emotional connection with each other.
You make that extra effort to see a smile on their face in a relationship.
And it’s actually a confusing zone between casually dating someone and being in a relationship.
The authors examined associations between emotional and behavioral indicators of adolescent depression (depressive symptoms, alcohol problems, and suicidal ideation) and romantic relationship and union formation and dissolution in emerging adulthood (n = 14,146) using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.
People date basically to know each other and whether they would be a perfect partner for each other.
As such we can say that dating might result in a romantic relationship in the future.
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