E: I'm not sure, its more than a physical thing, but we're definitely not dating.
M:You're totally talking. It's a Michigan thing.
Are they dating?
No, they're just talking.
2) The social area above friends, and below boyfriend/girlfriend.
3) The word that often causes the most confusion (and most explaining) in relationship explanations.
Unaware Person: Well I've been talking to Tiff for awhile now...
Social Person: Really?
Unaware Person: Yeah! We've talked about like, everything from food to gossip!
Social Person: ...
*word explanation occurs*