My boyfriend is dating other women
My point is that in the moments he’s with you, he probably does mean it.
The best thing you can do is use this absence of interesting conversation to ask some totally random but fun questions to your boyfriend.
Starting around the time of the American Civil War, courtship became a private matter for couples.
In literature, the term is discussed in July 1988 in Neil Bartlett's, Who Was That Man? On pages 108-110, Bartlett quotes from an issue of The Artist and Journal of Home Culture, which refers to Alectryon as "a boyfriend of Mars".
The word dating entered the American language during the Roaring Twenties.
Prior to that, courtship was a matter of family and community interest.