The Actually Dating Relationship
You’ve done away with your Little Black Book (or at least saved it to the Cloud in case of a breakup), and have actually bestowed the BF/GF titles upon each other. Congratulations, you rare breed of New Yorker, you! These legitimate daters carve out specific, consistent times on their calendars for intimate moments, otherwise known as dates. You do things like eat in candlelit restaurants in the West Village, go away for long weekends to the Hamptons or the Berkshires, and maybe even show affection in public. Whether or not this is a four-month stint or a lifelong commitment remains to be seen, but for now, actual daters are just fine throwing around that word “we” without subsequently going white in terror.