Dating vs. Being in a Relationship

If you think dating and being in a relationship are the same thing, you’re wrong—very wrong. John Elerick breaks down the differences and shows you how to spot the signs to find out if you’re in a full-blown relationship

Released on 4/8/2015

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Starring: John Elerick

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Transcript

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Dating and being in a relationship
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are two entirely different things.
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Now, some of you are probably saying,
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No they're not, they're the same.
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I've been dating my girlfriend for the past two years.
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Wrong. If you use the word girlfriend,
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that implies exclusivity, and therefore,
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you're in a relationship.
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Simply put, dating a verb,
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a relationship is a noun.
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A verb is an action, while a noun is a thing.
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Over time and after enough action,
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and if you decide not to pull the plug,
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this will eventually turn into a thing.
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When you've been in a noun long enough,
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you eventually stop having verbs.
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Then, all the sudden she's knit-picking your grammar
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all the time, reminding you to never end your sentences
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in prepositions and it becomes
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very evident who the pronoun is.
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Then you find out her nouns are irregular.
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Before you know it, you've got a couple
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consonants and vowels running around.
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Then you start thinking back on the past participle
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and you're checking out every sweet little
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adjective and adverb that walks by,
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and you're thinking to yourself,
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this isn't how I imagined my paragraph turning out.
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That's a relationship; completely different than dating.
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Point John.
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Unlike a relationship, when you're dating,
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you pretty much have zero obligations
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other than showing up on time
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at the agreed upon time.
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I could have sworn we said 8:00, Jessica,
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not 8:37.
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And by no means is there any sort of requirement
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to meet the other party's friends, coworkers,
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and certainly not their parents, that's insane.
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I'm not meeting your parents,
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we've been on three dates.
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Hello, Jessica's father, can I call you Bill?
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I'm gonna call you Bill.
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Bill, I did things to your daughter last night
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you couldn't even imagine.
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Also, your wife's got a pretty sweet little ass.
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I'm allowed to say all of this because
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I don't have to respect you because we're only dating.
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You see, when you're dating,
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you're not bound by anything.
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It's kind of like you've signed a non-disclosure agreement
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with yourself and your date is the third-party
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which you restrict certain information with.
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That being said, it's important that you know that
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your date has probably signed
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his or her own non-disclosure agreement.
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So, they don't owe you any explanations either.
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You're just two people sharing dinner
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and bodily fluids, potentially with multiple parties.
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And you can bend the truth
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where you can't in a relationship.
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I don't know what you're talking about,
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I was at home all night last night at one point.
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[Inaudible] Alright?
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I'm deathly ill, literally dying,
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because I'm just coughing and hacking,
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that's why I couldn't respond to any of your text.
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I wanted to, I saw my phone there,
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I'm like, aw, but I didn't see it
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because I was asleep in a bed somewhere at home.
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It's a big house.
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And luckily I had tons of medicine last night,
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tons of medicine, I was mixing medicine,
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so now I'm better.
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Relationship is a lot of work
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and dating is a lot of effort,
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still up for debate if either is worth all the energy.
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