‘We’re Not Dating, We’re Just Talking’

Kayla Restivo, Staff Writer

One of the most said sentences coming out of the teenage mouths is “we’re not dating we’re just talking”. Just Talking is a time when two people are getting to know each other as more than just friends. They share their secrets, laughs, and their likes and dislikes. This is the part where there’s all the flirting and the back and forth, questioning whether the other person likes you. The ‘just talking’ phase is a very confusing and stressful time. You never know what the end result is going to be- but hey, that’s life.

I personally have mixed feelings about the ‘talking’ stage. Obviously, its necessary to get to know the other person and get comfortable with them. On the other hand, it can be full of drama and leading the other person on. Also, the ‘just talking’ phase is full of mixed signals, and I mean full. Just a little advice: if you are talking to someone just be straight up with them. It makes things a lot easier and it doesn’t waste anyone’s time. I feel like sometimes people say they are “just talking” to be able to stay uncommitted.

“I don’t favor it because I like being in a committed relationship,” said Senior Katie Darcy. “It should last until you’re comfortable dating.”

Since the ‘we’re just talking’ phase doesn’t have a set time when it’s good to date or anything, it could last from a couple of weeks to a couple of months.

“I hate it because it takes different amounts of time to get to the next level,” said Senior Donovan Ruddock.

The whole ‘we’re not dating we’re just talking’ thing has a lot of pros and cons, just as any type of relationship does. I guess that this is just our generation’s way of flirting.