And even though my friends and the media, including Ryan Seacrest, have referred to him as my boyfriend. But what type of Non-BF they are can vary in a wide spectrum.
Since I was introduced to the term by an old roommate, I’ve called every guy I’ve dated for more than a few dates, my “Non Boyfriend” (Non-BF), partially because I just didn’t know whether it would be ok for me to call them my boyfriend, and also because I am a commitment-phobe and never know whether or not I actually WANT to call someone my boyfriend, even if they are. Because of this, in your dating life span you can have very few BFs and many Non-BFs (helping you keep your “BF number down” much like the recyclables in the “sea” help keep your “sxy number” down).
Sometimes, committed relationships lead to marriage. Sometimes, they break-up realizing that they can't see growing old together.
Hopefully that dating and boyfriend meaning is clear... If I understand correctly, he had a committed girlfriend/boyfriend relationship, but had sex with a different girl. This is only "okay" if it was agreed upon in advance that having sex with other people was okay. if an American invites you to "Netflix and Chill"...
Dating: this is when people go places and spend time together to get to know one another. Ideally, they will go somewhere where they can talk and also do activities that they both enjoy.
You can often see young kids going on "daddy-daughter dates" or "mother-son dates".
You don’t have to let the world know what type of Non-BF your current Non-BF is.
In fact, using the term loosely is sort of the point. But you fulfill all of your sexytime desires with said person.
[Read: 16 signs you’re not yet ready for a serious relationship] #2 Odds are, there’s more than one person.
Because you’re not serious with any one person, there are probably 2 people in the picture at any given time.
Love isn’t a word thrown around lightly when casually dating.
Let’s consider the signs, to see where you might be. This isn’t always the case, but there’s a chance that if you’re casually dating, you have a friend who’s also single, and you’re having sex on occasion.
If the person you have been seeing acknowledges that you are dating but doesn't want to use words like "girlfriend" or "boyfriend," she or he doesn't consider the relationship solid -- yet.