Two months of dating
For the purposes of the here and now, we will go with definition number one of dating- the definition that holds enough weight to change your Facebook relationship status. Real life interactions don’t seem to occur anymore.
In this world (the 21 year old college-girl one), dates are an after you’re in a committed relationship type of hang out as opposed to a preliminary to one. Meeting someone in class is unlikely because if there is a pause in the lecture, everyone’s head is glued to his/her phone.
Does the term “dating” make you as uncomfortable as it makes me? If it doesn’t, we can assume you are not of this generation.
Millennials can agree that dating is a word that needs analysis in and of itself.
They are “hooking up.” This means that they can expect to be contacted when the other person is going out.To communicate with someone soberly on top of meeting up with them at bars signifies a level of interest that comes across as very aggressive after only two or three weeks.An occasional Snapchat might be sent between the two. It means: I am giving you attention, but still not taking the time out of my day to overtly try and talk to you.They still don’t know each other very well because sex and sleeping are the shields for extensive talking into the deep hours of the night.Snapchat once again fills the void that a lack of word-filled communication leaves.