Those beautiful, romantic, futile emotional attachments can either dissipate into thin air, collapse with great intensity or mold into something more important, more evolved and more purposeful.
If Kim Kardashian can have a relationship in 72 days, she clearly never understood what it meant to have a partnership — and if you're going to get married before your relationship has evolved into a partnership, then obviously, you're doomed.
They are two people trying to make something together — never just two people who don't know how to be alone.
A relationship may or may not be exclusive, but for most people it usually is. There is often an expectation of marriage or some other similar level of involvement at some point in the future, if it doesn't already exist."We're dating" means "we are spending time together to see if we want to be in a relationship." Dating may or may not be exclusive, but for many people it's the precursor to being in a relationship."We're lovers" means "we are sex partners." There may or may not be any sort of other connection. People in a relationship are usually lovers, or assumed to be lovers. I had this confusion in the first year of my college. He is in a relationship that just turned eight years old yesterday. I wanted to tell him, so, I accidentally used to words "in a relationship with her" to explain the current scenario. Him : Are you in a relationship, or are you just dating her? You are in a relationship with a person only when you make a commitment to them. That's equivalent to you going to a bar or club to pick up women. The shirt looks great, you are physically attracted to it. Here is a copy of the discourse that followed, Me : Hey, so, I am in a relationship with this new girl. You are now dedicated to them, in a manner of speaking.