Nowadays, it's popular for 2000s babies to jump into relationships, but instead of "dating" or an actual "relationship," it's just this phase called "talking." It's basically this thing where we're just friends, but we act like a couple.
It honestly doesn't make sense to me.
There are tons of confusing things in the world, and this whole talking stage thing has got to be high on that list. Everyone wants a significant other to post all over social media to be the "perfect couple." We want that guy to buy us flowers, do face masks, and all that other cutesy stuff we see all over Twitter.
But instead of finding someone to really commit to being in a relationship with, we put ourselves in the talking stage.
To me, talking is where we communicate and we may even flirt, but we aren't necessarily working toward being anything more. We may in the future, but not for now. Some people look at talking as dating because to some people, it's dating, just without the title. People want the idea of a relationship, but they don't want the commitment of a real one.
I also firmly believe the "talking" stage breaks more hearts than actual relationships do just because of the simple fact when you give someone an inch, they take a mile. People who aren't ready to commit start off in this confusing talking stage where feelings are everywhere and then expectations arise, and when people can't meet our expectations we get mad. We expect people to be loyal and honest, but if we're just talking, then we're not technically together so what do we owe each other?
I don't think talking is the worst thing ever because it is a good way to get to know someone, but it is extremely annoying and confusing. It's usually a waste of time unless both of you are completely on the same page.