Topics: What constitutes a healthy relationship?
Boyfriends date girlfriends, but the difference is that boyfriend/girlfriend implies commitment. If you re dating and not boyfriend/girlfriend, it s typically implied to be casual. Dating is just kind of the blanket term.
Dating is what you do in order to get to know someone. You use these dates to decide whether or not you want to be in a relationship.
Dating can be used to describe going on dates before committing to a relationship, as well as a descriptive verb referring to being in said relationship. So they can refer to the same thing but don t always.