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text 2021-09-23 03:21
What is the Difference Between Dating and Seeing Someone?

 

 

Many people grow confused over the state of their relationships nowadays. And it is not necessarily anything to do with their partner, but rather with the relationship itself and its nature. It is important to be able to understand the level of standards that the other holds the relationship to, or else there is a lot of confusion and stress. And while someone may think that seeing someone is equal to being in a relationship with them, there are many differences between them, which determine a lot about what the two people are having together. In this guide, we will go over the major aspects of the two and see where the differences lie. 

What is dating? 

Dating is the activity that a couple undertake together, during which they discuss the future of their relationship. This is usually the case after both partners have known each other for some time and have decided to work on their relationship more. And when both partners enjoy the company of the other and feel comfortable with them, they will enter the dating stage. That is when they will invest time and effort to learn more about the other and work on moving their relationship forward to living together, potentially marriage and having children. To that end, dating can also be seen as a trial period, which has the goal of testing the relationship that two people have. If there are any issues to one or both sides, they will become evident and the relationship may be terminated. 

What is seeing someone? 

In essence, seeing someone can be defined as a very early stage of a relationship, where partners are making their first steps towards one another. The relationship is not yet defined, as both partners have met recently and they are going out on dates to learn more about each other. Sometimes, one partner may have romantic intentions, but the other one lacking such. In this case, dating is very casual, without building any serious intention. One thing that defines this stage is the lack of commitment. Both partners may wish to invest some time to see each other, but they are not yet undertaking the more serious conversation that encompasses a relationship. The meetings between both partners may be inconsistent. But if things pick up, seeing each other can quickly grow into a relationship. 

Major differences between seeing each other and being in a relationship

  • The stage of the relationship – when two people are seeing each other, they are in a very early stage of a relationship. When they are dating, it is essentially the penultimate step to something more. 

  • The intensity of the relationship – seeing each other lacks intensity, whereas dating is much more intense. 

  • Topics of discussion – seeing someone means talking about casual topics and a lot of small talks. Later on, dating grows into more serious topics and getting to know each other via communication.

  • Knowing each other – two people are considered to be dating when they have invested time in getting to know each other well. Seeing someone can happen very early after being introduced to them, without knowing much about them. 

  • The levels of intimacy – seeing someone is not characterized by extreme intimacy, whereas in dating, both partners seek and work on intimacy together. 

Knowing the difference between dating and seeing someone is important for everyone looking to invest time and effort into a partner. It means knowing which part of the relationship they are in so that they can set the right expectations. 

© Kate Mansfield Dating Coach

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review 2021-09-10 08:10
Release Tour w/Review - The Austrian
 
Title: The Austrian
Series: Men of the World Series
Author: J.O Mantel
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: September 10, 2021
Cover Design: Dana Leah
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Twelve countries. Twelve men. Twelve million dollars!
 
The game of reality TV hasn’t been an easy road for former Hollywood A-Lister, Deacon Brady, but he’s playing to win.
 
This time in Salzburg, Austria ...
 
When a global pandemic forces the entire cast and crew into lockdown, things get complicated. For the first time in television history, Tainted Love goes live online, making the game interactive and oh so interesting.
 
Former Navel Officer, Fynn, is the next bachelor in a long line trying to capture Deacon’s heart. The catch— he’s never even heard of Deacon Brady, so Fynn doesn’t give a damn about the competition.
 
But what is Fynn really hiding?
 
Just when Deacon thought he’d seen and heard it all, the show’s producer, Dante, does what he does best, and drops yet another plot twist. It wouldn’t be good reality TV without a little drama ... or a lot!
 
Has Deacon Brady finally met his match?
 
The hills are alive - Salzburg, Austria.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Austrian (Men Of The World, #8)The Austrian by J.O. Mantel
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is book #8 in the Men Of The World series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading the series in order.

Deacon does not get a long with the latest bachelor, Flynn. The dislike appears to be mutual. Putting on a show in the middle of a Pandemic is one thing, a dating show is even worse that imagined.

Flynn does not see the point in trying to woo a bachelor who is obviously a player. When they both agree to not being interested in one another, it seems that acting will come into play. Then the dating takes an unexpected turn..........

This was a slow burn in every sense of the word. I felt like this story was too wordy, and the characters did not feel real to me for the first half of the book. Then it started to pick up and the so did the heat.


***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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review 2021-09-10 02:53
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The Austrian - J.O. Mantel

This is book #8 in the Men Of The World series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading the series in order.

 

Deacon does not get a long with the latest bachelor, Flynn.  The dislike appears to be mutual.  Putting on a show in the middle of a Pandemic is one thing, a dating show is even worse that imagined.

 

Flynn does not see the point in trying to woo a bachelor who is obviously a player.  When they both agree to not being interested in one another, it seems that acting will come into play.  Then the dating takes an unexpected turn..........

 

This was a slow burn in every sense of the word.  I felt like this story was too wordy, and the characters did not feel real to me for the first half of the book.  Then it started to pick up and the so did the heat.  I give this a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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review 2021-08-17 04:40
Educational
The Introvert's Guide to Online Dating - Emma Hart

The author starts a new series with a ton of humor and a lot of sexy.  If you have not yet picked up Colton & Tor's story, I would encourage you to do so.  Just like other books from Emma Hart, this one is a 1-click wonder.

 

Colton and Tori are part of a large friends group, where they basically act like they hate each other.  With the lines of love and hate blurring, the couple sneaks around and thinks that no one has taken notice.

 

Tori is starting to acknowledge her feelings and this enemies to lovers trope does not disappoint.  Colton makes a great book boyfriend.  The heat between these two is off the charts hot and a great read!  I give this a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

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text 2021-07-28 06:22
6 Helpful Tips for People Dating in their 50s

 

 

If you are among the people who believe that it is never too late to date another person again, then you are in luck. The reality of things is that even people in their 50s can find pleasure in seeing other people again. There is much less drama going on in their lives, and they have their priorities straight. There is no need to feel any intimidation or stress when it comes to dating at a later age because it is fully possible to do it in a way that nets you that special someone. Here are a few useful tips in that regard: 

  • Try a dating site – you may feel reluctant to give online dating a go, but it is one of the most easily accessible ways to meet new people. It is especially helpful for people in their 50s since it links mature men and women together without them investing all that much effort. You can easily get a tailored service at one of the websites that offer such. You can discreetly browse the profiles of other people looking to date in their 50s and connect to them with the click of a button. 

  • Adopt a hobby – taking up a new activity in your 50s may not be your goal, but you should do it. Not only can learning new skills boost your wellbeing, but also save you from some mental illnesses later in life. It is also great from a dating perspective because it gives you yet another chance to connect to people in a fun and relaxed environment. Some of the common hobbies that people in their 50s are particularly likely to enjoy include cooking classes, choirs, book groups or learning a new language/instrument. Picking up a new activity with a social aspect is a sure win! 

  • Open up to friends and family – people in their 50s often feel more self-conscious when it comes to dating. In that situation, it is important to have the good support of friends and family members, who can encourage the pursuit of a new romantic relationship. For people who have children, it is important, to be honest about the big things happening in one’s life. 

  • Physical exercise – one more tip for the over-50s dating is to physical exercise. There are many activities that people at that age can do, such as swimming, yoga, walking. Exercising is well-known to boost confidence, as well as energy and wellbeing. It can help with any insecurities that an individual in their 50s may have. It is also good for boosting sexual performance. Activity clubs and exercise classes are also a great way to meet new people and one more opportunity to meet a like-minded person. 

  • Going on a solo holiday – being in your 50s comes with certain benefits, such as having freedom and financial independence. You can always try having an adventure and going for a solo holiday. You can plan what you want to see, move at your own pace and make connections with people you wouldn’t otherwise when travelling with others. A lot of travel operators even offer trips for people in their 50s, which guarantee you will travel with people your age. 

  • Learn to say ‘yes’ – being more adventurous is what dating in one’s 50s is all about. Breaking out of the daily routines established by that age can be very difficult to do. However, embarking on a new relationship demands changes. Going with the flow and saying ‘yes’ ensures new opportunities that would otherwise be more difficult to achieve. 

Dating in your 50s is not all that impossible, as long as you adopt these clever tips and set your mind to it. 


© Kate Mansfield Dating Coach

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