Ltr or dating difference

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Registered: 01-10-2004
Ltr or dating difference
Sat, 07-11-2009 - 12:16pm

I am a man looking into online to meet someone. I feel totally clueless to the lingo. At my middle age I don't understand the difference between a ltr and dating. I see

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 07-11-2009 - 1:56pm

If I see someone online who has selected "Dating" as their goal as opposed to "Long Term Relationship", then my assumption is that they want to date (do things for fun and companionship) but aren't really looking for something serious or long term.

However, I think there's a lot of confusion and not everyone means the same thing (since as you point out, obviously you have to date someone in order to build a LTR), so if I'm interested in someone's profile and they've selected "Dating", I'll ask them about their goals, usually once we meet in person (because it's much easier in my experience to have that type of conversation face to face).


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Registered: 06-09-2008
Sat, 07-11-2009 - 4:23pm